Mission

The Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace works to strengthen the foundations of the Lebanese Pact (the Lebanese Pact bases)

  1. To evolve the principles and praxis.
  2. The Pact (Mithaq) is commitment and link ('ahd wa withâq).
  3. The Pact is a Lebanese model of managing issues of pluralism and inter-religious and intercultural dialogue, in a region ravaged by currents of totalitarianism, fanaticism and correlation between space and religious identity.

The Foundation works to be a meeting-bridge to safeguard the solidarity and communications between the Lebanese and different Lebanese Parties and opinions for a consolidated civil peace.

Civil peace in Lebanon is based on three pillars:

  • Institutions: Frames for peaceful conflict mitigation.
  • Collective and shared memory: It is a deep strong power of behavior not to reproduce ineffective and painful experiences from the past.
  • Balanced socio-economic development: Promotion and protection of socio-economic rights, especially the 4 M: Maskan, Madrasa, Mustaspha, Mustahlik (Home, School, Hospital, Consumer), it isolates primary affiliations and makes them less polarizing and mobilizing factor in public life.

The Foundation is committed to three basic guidelines for its work:

  • Rights: Promoting the principles and application of human rights and international conventions.
  • Education: Operational Framework to translate knowledge into a behavior with the guarantee of durability.
  • Development: Normative Citizen initiatives that constitutes as a model to follow among youth, women and leaders in general, in public institutions and associations.

The action in this regard relates to the following issues:

  • Citizenship and Human Rights: Standards behavior and practices in a multi-community society.
  • Democratization, rule of law and supremacy of the principle of legality: Strengthening the culture of legality, the guarantor of freedom, equality and participation.
  • Cross-community public space: Socio-economic Public policy and governance.
  • Civil peace and collective and shared memory: Catharsis memorial and commitment of another reading of the history of Lebanon and the Lebanese civil memory wars in Lebanon and the establishment of rites of memory at national and local levels.
  • Lebanese experience in comparative perspective: Working to promote the experimental heritage of Lebanon in the democratic management of pluralism at the Arab and international levels.