Haigazian University receives a delegation from the Presbyterian Church (USA)
President Haidostian: "Our biggest challenge is to promote hope amidst the threat and reality of political instability"
Beirut, Lebanon (17/01/07)- During their solidarity tour with Lebanon and the local church, Haigazian University represented by its President and a number of colleagues, received Rev. Dr. Clifton Kirkpatrick, the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church, accompanied by a high-ranking delegation.
In his welcoming words, President Paul Haidostian stressed on the importance of this visit, specially during the Lebanese political crisis, as well as he acknowledged the ecumenical efforts of Rev. Kirkpatrick, with whom he has served for long years in the Executive Committee of the "World Alliance of Reformed Churches".
Rev. Kirkpatrick praised the role of the churches in the region, including Haigazian's role in shaping the new generation, and in preparing the future leadership.
Answering some questions and concerns, President Haidostian highlighted the characteristics of Haigazian University which renders it unique in its sector.
"We capitalize on our small size to maintain an open and tolerant environment inside our campus", said Haidostian.
After a period of constructive dialogue, President Haidostian expressed his worries concerning the political instability in the country. However, he considered the situation as a challenge, where one should think and act positively.
"Our biggest challenge is to promote hope amidst the threat and reality of political instability", noted Haidostian.
The meeting concluded by offering the delegation a trophy representing Haigazian University's heritage Mugar building.
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