Lebanon Our Story: The Book Launch

Lebanon Our Story brings together young members (aged 15-25) of various religious or belief groups within Lebanon, including displaced Syrians, along with their Lebanese and Armenian host communities. Lebanon, Our Story uses storytelling to enable youth to contribute to a shared narrative of hope that drives social cohesion and provides an impetus for meaningful civic engagement.

“Do more activities that gather all people from different backgrounds, focusing on our beauty and uniqueness “  Wesam, aged 20

“Could Beethoven have created his sonatas if every key in his piano- white and black – played the same sound?”  Taha, aged 20

These recommendations and observations are from young people across Lebanon when asked about social cohesion – what it means and how do we achieve it. Each of their stories have been published together as a unique collection, the Lebanon Our Story book, which is the culmination of their participation in Storytelling Clubs – one of the first activities of the Lebanon, Our Story Project.

This book is their story.

Their narrative of personal experiences and their shared narratives of hope for future generations in Lebanon.

Five stories have been produced into 5 documentaries that will also be broadcast for the first time on SAT-7 ARABIC today.

Lebanon, Our Story  (LOS) is a three-year project funded by The Danish Ministry of foreign affairs, implemented by SAT-7 in partnership with the Lebanese Bible Society and Humanship.  It is supported through The Centre for Church-based Development (CKU) and SAT-7’s Danish partner, the Danish Bible Society (DBS).

Lebanon Our Story brings together young members (aged 15-25) of various religious or belief groups within Lebanon, including displaced Syrians, along with their Lebanese and Armenian host communities. Lebanon, Our Story uses storytelling to enable youth to contribute to a shared narrative of hope that drives social cohesion and provides an impetus for meaningful civic engagement.

For further information on Lebanon Our Story, please see our website: https://sat7.org/los/los-about/ 

To download your copy of the book, click here.

For any other information or media enquiries or further copies of the book, please contact:

Juliana Sfeir, LOS Project Lead, SAT-7

Email: julianasfeir@sat7.org

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