National Accord is as important as Lebanese constitutional
texts. One of the most important pillars of National Accord
is co-existence. The political system in Lebanon develops
and operates in response to the wishes and needs of
Lebanonís electorate and is characterized by long-term
co-existence and religious diversity. This diversity and the
necessity for co-existence must be taken into consideration
in political activity as well as in all legal and
constitutional texts and all regulations applied by the
state and its institutions.
is how we understand our common present and our common
future. We understand our life as a rich historic legacy of
co-existence and partnership. Linking the concerns and
responsibilities of our past with those of the present will
lay the foundation for our future.
rich religious diversity is a source of strength not
weakness. It creates an environment of prosperity and unity,
not of crisis and division. It is an expression of dynamism,
not deficiency, in our society. The long ordeal of the war,
which affected and influenced the common fate of all
Lebanese, also taught us lessons that we have learned well.
Our form of co-existence has given the world a civilized,
living example of partnership and co-existence.
a strong state, governed by laws and institutions that
encourage citizens to work, produce and participate in the
decision-making process, is capable of creating the right
circumstances for true citizenship. In addition to the
smooth functioning of its institutions, the state must pay
attention to the young, realize growth and equal
opportunities, combat unemployment and stagnation, improve
social status, enhance democratic dialogue, emphasize
unifying elements and neutralize the reasons for
disagreement. This way, it prevents differences from
becoming a negative element in national co-existence.
The Future Movement