Interreligious summit asks politicians to defend national unity in Lebanon

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Interreligious summit asks politicians to defend national unity in Lebanon

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Lebanese national unity represents an indispensable guarantee to build a better future for Lebanon, and the coexistence among the different components of the population must be preserved from any threat connected to the resurgence of sectarian impulses and conflicts. This is the most significant emphasis contained in the final declaration of the inter-religious spiritual summit convened on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Beirut, at the “House of Druze communities”. Fides News Agency reported on the event.

The leaders of the Muslim Churches and Druze communities in Lebanon took part in the summit, and in their final communiqué they also appealed to political authorities to resolve as soon as possible the umpteenth political stalemate experienced by the government led by the Sunni, Saad Hariri, and guarantee the country the stability needed to face serious economic and social emergencies.

Sheikh al-Aql Naim Hassan, Druse spiritual leader, asked President Michel Aoun to defuse all the threats that put at risk the principles of national coexistence defined in the Taif agreements, with which in 1989 the foundations were laid to put an end to the terrible years of the Lebanese civil war. The same recommendations were expressed also by Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai and Sheikh Abdel Latif Darian, Mufti of the Lebanese Republic.

The concerns and solicitations expressed by Lebanese religious leaders should also be read in the light of the recent incidents that occurred in the province of Mount Lebanon, probably linked to the resurgence of ancient sectarian tensions.

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:49
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