Not again, Lord!

Not again, Lord!

By Sophie Nasrallah This past month and a half were marked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, we know too well what it is to experience war and care for refugees and internally displaced people, and our hearts break for the people of...
Staying Focused on My Call

Staying Focused on My Call

Interview with Linda Lattouf Gedeon Linda is the Head of Elementary Cycle II (Grades 4, 5, and 6) and Head of Intermediate Classes (Grades 7 and 8) at Beirut Baptist School (BBS). She has nearly 20 years of experience as a teacher, coordinator, and head of division....
When God Opens A Door

When God Opens A Door

By Dr. Brenda Richards Brown, MEBO Board Secretary “Yes, I have thought about suicide.” “I am worried about my friend. She seems to have given up on life.” Sadly, these words were shared at a Suicide Prevention workshop we were privileged to give at Beirut’s Haigazian...
Final Stretch Before Spring Renewal

Final Stretch Before Spring Renewal

This harsh weather put unprecedented pressure on people living in highly vulnerable environments, like poorly insulated shelters or tents, many of which collapsed under the weight of the snow.

Political Theology in an Antireligious World

Political Theology in an Antireligious World

By Martin Accad Many today are angry at religion, or at least disappointed with it. Rightly so perhaps, since so much violence is carried out in God’s name. In the MENA part of the world, anger and disappointment were manifest in the so-called “Arab Spring” protests...
Drawing Lines in Our Wartime Prayers

Drawing Lines in Our Wartime Prayers

By Kees van der Knijff We were sitting around the table with our small kids. As we are used to, at the end of dinner we were about to pray together. The kids had been exposed to rumors of war on this first day of the conflict in Ukraine. It was not difficult for them...
In The Spotlight: Night to Shine 2022

In The Spotlight: Night to Shine 2022

Night to Shine is an unforgettable opportunity to bring joy to the hearts of individuals with special needs and to remind them that they are royalty in God’s eyes. It is also a reminder for us that they deserve to shine on all days of the year, the mission that SKILD...