Two years ago: an international ecumenical meeting in Beirut

In March 2019, 1600 young people from the Middle East and Europe gathered in Beirut for a new stage of the Pilgrimage of Trust led by the Taizé Community.

This meeting, prepared with the Churches of Lebanon and the Middle East Council of Churches, also had an inter-religious dimension, especially on 25 March when Christians and Muslims met at the Seaside Arena. This place, which was also the place of all the prayers, where the songs of Taizé resounded in Arabic, was badly damaged by the explosion that traumatised Lebanon on 4 August 2020.

  • On this occasion, an episode of the "Podcasts from Taizé" in French was also published: an interview with Dr Souraya Bechealany, Lebanese theologian and former General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches.
Last updated: 26 March 2021