Since October 2019, Lebanon has been beset by the most crippling, multi-pronged crisis in its modern history as a result of both an economic and political collapse. The deteriorating economic and financial crisis that started in 2019 was further inflamed by the adverse economic impacts of COVID-19, the Port of Beirut explosion in August 2020 as well as the inundation of Syrian refugees that started in 2013 who now make up over a third of the country’s population. The humanitarian consequences were…
By Paul Shalhoub Our now infamous WLCU Sydney En Route to Beirut was held on Saturday 18 March 2023 at Doltone House, Sydney. This was the third in our series, where guests board an imaginary taxi and travel to different destinations in Lebanon on way to the final stop in Beirut. Many acclaimed this as the best to date and it was truly a memorable evening with great food, company, interviews, specialty cocktails, speeches and live entertainment. It was a sold-out event with…
By Alexander Ishac On the 25th of May the World Lebanese Cultural Union of Sydney hosted its annual HSC Distinguished Achievers Night at NSW Parliament House. The event is a celebration of the outstanding accolades that our Lebanese youth have achieved in their final year of high school in the form of both their HSC/IB results as well as their extracurricular undertakings. The night was a great success, opening in the Strangers Function Room at NSW Parliament House, overlooking the beautiful Domain with…
Kibbeh Bil Sanieh (Baked Kibbeh) is a Lebanese favorite all around. Layers of finely ground beef combined with fine bulgur and spices, baked to a beautiful golden brown. This is the home recipe of WLCU World Youth President, Madam Christina Salamy. We are sure your taste buds will thank you for trying this delicious Lebanese cuisine. Sahtain!
Events like our recent Rome Comes To Lebanon Gala Event require a multitude of support. It would not be possible to host such a function without the generous donations of our corporate sponsors, raffle prize donations, and flower sponsors.
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The WLCU Sydney was one of many financial sponsors of “An Evening with Dr Charles Malik” on 12 December 2022, held at Australian Catholic University, Sydney. The event was organised by The Friends of Dr Charles Malik Committee Australia & Notre Dame University, Lebanon. The evening saw close to 200 people, including many dignitaries, gathering for the Australian screening of the film Charles Malik: A Universal Person. WLCU Sydney President, Dr Shane Geha, was the MC for the evening.
Sydney, along with New South Wales and Melbourne, has recently embarked on “re-opening” after several months in a covid-induced lockdown. At this time, it seems fitting to reflect on the much-loved, famous Lebanese traditional dance which is an essential component in many happy gatherings and celebrations.
On 18 and 19 August 2022, the World Lebanese Cultural Union held its first World Economic Congress for Lebanon, a forum attended by various Lebanese representatives and dignitaries from across the world with the aim of discussing possible solutions to aid our beloved Lebanon. The Youth Council Report has been prepared by WLCU World Youth President, Christina Salamy, as a participant of this forum, on the status of Lebanon, and as well, any advancements that might have come about pertaining to the WLCU Youth.
The Museum of Beirut is a must see for anyone going to Lebanon. It contains over one thousand objects, all of which have been found only in Lebanon. In this article, WLCU President Dr Shane Geha explores one very amazing object in the Museum, which is an elaborate mosaic dating back to the 2nd Century AD: The Mosaic of the Seven Wise Men (Asshaa Al Hukamaa).