(WARREN, MI) — The Christian Lebanese Foundation in the World (CLFW) hosted a nationwide campaign this Sunday to register Lebanese-Americans as citizens. CLFW representatives in Houston, TX, Jacksonville, FL, and Warren, MI distributed promotional material and offered registration assistance to Lebanese-American parishioners nationwide, in an effort to increase Christian citizenship in the country.
CLFW is a non-profit organization that aims to re-connect Lebanese-Americans with their roots, by hosting citizenship drives and promoting civic engagement. This latest effort promises to register individuals and families free-of-charge.
The organization teamed up with the Lebanese Embassy and Consulates, the National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM), and several Lebanese-American organizations and clubs to promote the weekend citizenship drive. According to their Facebook page, those who register are entered into a chance to win free airline tickets to Lebanon.
Nano Rached, the regional coordinator for CLFW says it is particularly important to register because the Christian population in Lebanon “is going down.”
Watch the full video below for more information:
For those living in Metro Detroit, CLFW is hosting another registration opportunity at the Basilica of St. Mary in Livonia on June 22nd starting at 10am.