The document describes the past and present of Christians, overviews the challenges they face in their societies and reviews, from the authors’ perspective, the choices and general policies that Christians in general should adopt and embrace. The authors of the document hope that this in-depth text, which may be signed by anyone who identifies with its content, will serve as a starting point for a thoughtful and open dialogue on the existence and presence of Christians in the Middle East, and examine the agonies of the inseparable relationship between these people and the societies in which they live.
The authors of this document decided to title their text “We choose abundant life” as they believe that the energy of life is stronger and more resilient than the culture of death. And they chose the 28th of September 2021 at 12:00 pm to launch their document from Lebanon, specifically from the Great Hall of Saint Elie Church/ Antelias - Lebanon. The event launch is accompanied by social media and brief comments on the content of the document presented by intellectuals from the Middle East.