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Support a Food Kitchen for Refugees and the Poor in Lebanon


Born in Cyprus, St. John the Merciful was a 7th century saint noted for his generosity to the poor and suffering. Wherever he saw a …

In Lebanon, Christians and Muslims are united in ongoing demonstrations


“Christians and Muslims throughout Lebanon are united behind the same demands. They are saying no to taxes, asking for medical insurance, asking for electricity,  and complaining about corruption and the very bad economic situation they are living in.”

Lebanese prelates are concerned about Christian emigration


“Christians are facing the question of emigration, of looking for a better way of life. There’s a risk of losing the young generation: they don’t want to stay in Lebanon. There are too many question marks about the country’s future.”

For one young Maronite protester, hope for a better future for Lebanon


“Seeing people from different ages, different backgrounds, different religions and from all over Lebanon, all united together against this corrupt system—that’s all I needed to regain my hope in the Lebanon I dream of.”

Support a Church-Run Meal Service for Syrian Refugees and Other Needy People in Lebanon


For many people in Lebanon, a hot meal is not something to be taken for granted. In the town of Zahle, the poverty is particularly …

In Lebanon, Crux reports, ACN helps Syrian Christians stay out of refugee camps


Seeing the fear refugee Syrian Christians have of life in the refugee camps, the local Catholic Church – with the material help of international charities …

Crux: In Lebanon, ACN assures safety of Syrian Christians


Although a bloody conflict in Syria is still smoldering after six long years, bringing it to an end may prove less complicated than going back …

Crux: ACN enables Lebanese Church to be lifeline for Syrian Christian refugees


ZAHLÉ, Lebanon- If you ever encounter Rana, Victoria, Ramola, or Mona in downtown Zahlé, they will tell you that their lives as Syrian refugees in …

Crux: ACN projects help both vulnerable Lebanese and Syrian Christians


Faced with a stunning influx of 1.5 million Syrian refugees in a country whose population was only a little over four million to begin with, …

Crux: ACN is committed to survival of isolated Christian village in Lebanon


El-Kaa is a small village of some 2,500 Lebanese Christians, plus approximately 1,500 Syrian refugees, all of them Christians, who’ve been arriving ever since the …

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