Principal’s US Trip – NYC

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

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The Principal’s upcoming trip to the USA/NYC was announced HERE.

Beirut to Brooklyn: NYC Friends Connect with Quaker School in Lebanon

David Gray will share a story of hope from the only Quaker institution in Lebanon and how to support them during the crisis in Beirut.

When and where

Date and time

Wed, Oct 19, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT


Brooklyn Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 110 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

About this event

During his U.S. Speaking Tour, David Gray, Principal of Brummana High School, Lebanon, will share a story of hope, of poverty which can be avoided, of dignity which can be conferred, of democratic processes which can be taught. It is a story of a school, the only Quaker institution in Lebanon, a beacon of light for nearly 150 years, standing strong like its 250 year old mother tree, in all weathers, oblivious to the turmoil swirling around it. It is a story of a land with a divided, conflict-torn past, of a calamitous, perilous and uncertain present, and of the possibilities of a more prosperous, peaceful, happier future. It is a story of Lebanon, the land of the cedars, and at its center, a lone Quaker institution which must survive as a light in the darkness. Principal Gray is inviting those with whom he meets to be in relationship with the school and to consider how they might help support the students and faculty during the unfolding economic crisis in Lebanon.