Carol-singing for Lebanon

A moving sign of solidarity towards this country in its current heavy economic and political turmoil has been given by youth from Lichtensteig (SG). As tradition wants, children dressed up as the Magi go from house to house singing carols. Giordano Barth who recently visited multiconfessional and yet tolerant Lebanon accompanied the children on their tour and provided first-hand testimony. The handsome amount of collected 2’500 Fr. will be transferred to Solidarity Lebanon-Switzerland.

Peace message from Lebanon 2020

FOYER DE LA LUMIERE / SOLIDARITY LEBANON SWITZERLAND (SLS)

In the 15th year of the partnership between the Foyer de la Lumière and Solidarity Lebanon-Switzerland, we are pleased that, despite great difficulties, we were able to continue our task faithfully. SLS is dedicated to providing educational scholarships to young people in need of education and knowledge, and Foyer de la Lumière takes care of education and reintegration programs for the young people who have been perpetrators and victims of delinquency. It is as it were the two wings of the dove which symbolize the commitment to peace. The dove of peace can also be found in the logo of the joint mission of SLS and Foyer de la Lumière in Lebanon.

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Read the whole message of peace:
Message of peace FdL 2020 (PDF)

Merry Christmas!

Dear friends, patrons and supporters – Dear SLS family

The board would like to thank you for all valuable contacts, discussions and meetings in 2019. We are very happy that we can count on a large circle of friends.

We wish everyone happy, peaceful holidays and all the best for the new year 2020!

Your SLS board

Music and Peace – Travelogue October 2019

After graduating from high school, Tobias Senn traveled to Lebanon for the first time under the patronage of SLS. As a juvenile, he was delighted to bring joy to the juveniles in Lebanon with his violin music.

This very simple form of playing or making music together was very popular in Lebanon. Tobias was able to inspire the audience or co-musicians of all ages.

His travelogue tells his impressions and experiences. Especially worth reading is his conclusion.


More information:
Music and Peace – Travelogue October 2019, PDF (German)

New websites on the SLS homepage

After the successful seminars in Lebanon in October, the cooperation between SLS and SMS has intensified. A newly formed scholarship commission has provided us with many additional information and information. For example, we have created five additional websites for our main project “Scholarships”.

Also in the large-scale project CTP, many questions were answered and we received clear statements and information. So also in this menu five additional websites could be activated.

As part of all these changes, six existing websites have also been redesigned or updated with new information.

Have fun browsing through our homepage.

Travel report CPP October 2019

The intensive working week in Lebanon in October 2019 was mainly devoted to our main project “Educational Scholarships”.

Nevertheless, we found enough time on site to meet with those responsible for constructing the CPP on the construction site in Ehmej several times.We were amazed at the great progress and the high quality of the work.

The travelogue reflects the subjective impressions of Matthias Senn.


More Information:
Travel report CPP October 2019, PDF (German)

 

Report travel to Lebanon October 2019

After weeks of intensive preparations in Switzerland but also with Skype conferences in Lebanon, Nabih Yammine, Tobias and Matthias Senn were in Lebanon for a week at the beginning of October 2019.

Conferences and meetings in Ehmej came off with visits. Seminars and talks, especially in Beit-Hebbak, have taken us a big step forward.

The travel report describes subjectively the experiences of Matthias Senn.


More Information:
Report travel to Lebanon October 2019, PDF (German)

Installation of relics

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, the relics of Saint Charbel and Saint Niklaus of Flüe were installed in the church of Chermignon (VS). Afterwards, Nabih Yammine held a conference on the life and work of the saints and was ready to answer questions.

So the two peace patrons moved in together to another church in Switzerland.

Donations for Holy Masses

Thanks to generous donations, we have received funds for more than 300 Holy Mass readings in Lebanon. The Masses are read above all for peace and reconciliation.

A heartfelt “God bless” to all faithful donors.