Khebz w Meleh


Young people today are growing up in a country surrounded by different faiths yet often lead separate lives. As a result Christian and Muslim young people can experience barriers of ignorance, fear and mistrust in their communities, which sometimes progresses into hostility or conflict. khebz w meleh (“Bread and Salt”) is empowering young people to spearhead social change. The Institute of Middle East Studies is working in partnership with World Vision Lebanon and Lebanon Youth for Christ to facilitate Bread and Salt in Lebanon. We are affiliated with The Feast International based in Birmingham, UK.

Khebz w Meleh (KwM) is all about…

  • Exploring faith: young people are encouraged and equipped to discuss their faith in ways which draw out both the similarities and differences between them.
  • Creating friendships: by bringing together young people in a positive and fun environment we provide the opportunities for them to get to know one another, work on projects together and build ongoing friendship built on trust and respect.
  • Changing lives: having been to events run by KwM the young people are challenged and enabled to live out the lessons they have learnt in their everyday lives amongst their friends, family and the wider community.