Keyword: Religion & Society

Katia Mezaal

Katia Mezaal, 43, lives in Germany. Here, she talks to us about her sense of identity: I’ve really struggled with the issue of identity and...

Mohamad Kasas

Mohamad Kasas is in his early thirties and currently lives in Germany. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity: I feel that...

Mohammad Amin Bikdaliya

Mohammad Amin Bikdali is 23 years old and lives in Germany. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity as a Syrian: I...

Elias Bitar

Elias Bitar is 52 years old and lives in Damascus. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity: I’m like the majority of...

Khaldoun

Khaldoun, who prefers to give only his first name, is from the city of Homs in Syria, and currently lives in Germany. Here, he talks...

Aya Esmaeel

Aya Hashim Esmaeel is a media activist. Here, she talks to us about her experience helping implement two workshops with the Minority Women’s Forum in...

Youssef Aroog

Youssef Aroog, from the Mediterranean Youth Foundation for Development, talks about the fraternity document project they worked on in partnership with a number of other...

Father Sharbel Issa Abu Sa’da

Father Sharbel Issa discusses the program implemented by the Church of Our Lady of the Shepherds in Beit Sahour, Palestine, in 2020, in support of...

Sara Ahmar

I’m Sara Ahmar, from Syria. I’m 30 years old and currently living in Germany. I was like so many young men and women from Syria...

Dan

I’m Dan, and I’m 29 years old. I’m a Syrian living in London, UK. I come from a village in northern Syria where I lived...

Muna Nashashibi

Muna Nashashibi is a Syrian Christian. “I was raised a secular nationalist. Acceptance was a cornerstone of my upbringing. We are believers, but when you’re...

Omar Alshikh

Omar Alshikh is 32 years old and left his country, Syria, to escape the war and pursue his work as a journalist.  He went to...

Adi Atassi

When he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in the mid-1980s, Adi Atassi, a 56-year-old Syrian, decided to emigrate from his homeland....

Samar

Samar is from Syria but emigrated to the United States to continue her studies.  During the time she was studying at university, she met her...

Abdallah

Abdallah was three when his father moved the family from Damascus, Syria to Larnaca, Cyprus. Now 27, he works for his father in his grocery...

Baraa Serajeddi

Before he came over to Lebanon, Baraa Serajeddi thought that Lebanese people lived the way MTV [a Lebanese TV channel] depicted – everyone was comfortable...

Noureddine

Noureddine is a retired French banker, aged 69, with no Syrian, Arab, or non-French family. He is from Rouen, and studied there and in Paris....

Ghaid Hashemi

A single mother with two nationalities, Ghaid Hashemi defines herself through her religion and education. She says, "I am a woman, I am a Muslim,...