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This note constituted a counter-proposal to an original document that had been discussed in the framework of the Patriarchal Maronite Synod.
It aims at clarifying the place of the Maronite Church as a bearer of universal human values before being the exclusive representative of a endogamous and geographically scattered sociological community. There is therefore nothing such as a Maronite economy nor a Maronite social ideology but a possible involvement of the Maronites in the social and economic dynamics within their environment, in the light of those values and according to their understanding of those values.
The action of the church cannot but take place in the framework of the state. This leads to the long awaited revision of certain ideological and “sociological” prejudices that made more harm than good to the Maronites in the tragic modern history of Lebanon.