A Book Not to Read: The Book of Mirdad by Mikhail Naimeh

Book blue cover with title The Book of Mirdad

“Millions of people have tried to write books so that they can express the inexpressible, but they have utterly failed. I know only one book, The Book of Mirdad, which has not failed; and if you cannot get to the very essence of it, it will be your failure, not his.” Osho I wanted to […]

Agonist Coffee Shop: Coffee With Heart

Agonist Coffee Shop

When you walk into Agonist coffee shop, you know you’ve reached somewhere special. It’s not just your average coffee house. It serves coffee, baked treats, and more importantly, offers a beautiful and powerful message of inclusion, love, and acceptance. Agonist coffee shop is the first establishment in the MENA region to hire employees with special […]

23 Years of Touching Hearts and Minds: Najla Hamati of Collège Louise Wegmann

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Interviewed by: Patricia Bitar Cherfan, Editor-in-Chief Holding children by the hand Collège Louise Wegmann teacher Najla Nasser Hamati is Lebanon’s answer to Robin Williams’ much celebrated character in Dead Poets Society: inspiring, unconventional, and lovable. She approaches teaching with love and her students with the type of respect that leaves an indelible mark for life. […]

OFFRE JOIE The Joy of Giving

sheikh and priests standing next to each others while holding the a paper with ebanese flag and the lebanese flag all around

Founded in 1985 by lawyer Dr. Melhem Emile Khalaf, Offre Joie is an independent Lebanese non-governmental humanitarian organization. Q & A with Offre Joie What is the vision of Offre Joie? Offre Joie started during the Civil War, when some of us realized we had to do something to counter the conflict. The best way […]

Zena El Khalil’s Unique Artistic Process of Reconciliation

It’s time to start talking about our pain publicly. If we don’t talk, we can’t start the healing,” artist Zena el Khalil told the people gathered to see an exhibition of her work. Photo by: Imad Khachan Wearing a long, simple white frock, she stood in the middle of the recently opened Beit Beirut museum […]

Changing Roads

“When and how did you start yoga?” That is the most common question I get from friends, colleagues and acquaintances. The real answer is something I’ve never shared before. The truth is, yoga has been a part of my life since the very first day my personality started getting forged. Article by: Sally Rached Sally […]