Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lebanon is caught in the jumble of Middle Eastern woes

Peaceful villages, such as this one in the mountains, are rare.
Lebanon, in some ways one of the more fragile countries in the Middle East, is being squeezed yet again because of conflicting loyalties. Perhaps about 50% or less of the population is Christian (various traditions). Perhaps 50%, or more, are Muslim, with the views from Iran, Shia Islam, prevailing among the Palestinian refugees.

This carefully written article sheds light on how we might pray for the increasingly desperate situation in Lebanon, the need for a stable government, the refugee crisis with hundreds of thousands coming over the border from Syria, and the still developing situation in Yemen and how it affects the politics in Beirut.

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