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A new initiative designed to bring conversations about community, entrepreneurship and refugees to your place of worship. Using stories of inspiring individuals around the world and shared meals, we gather people together with the goal of building a culture of empathy and acceptance.

 
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Safeye Naser & Samar Hanafi in the Soufra Kitchen in Beirut, Lebanon.

 
 

Breaking Bread is a new initiative designed to bring conversations about community, entrepreneurship and refugees to your place of worship. Using stories of inspiring individuals around the world and shared meals, we gather people together with the goal of building a culture of empathy and acceptance.

This initiative features the award-winning film Soufra, which follows the inspirational story of social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar - a generational refugee who has spent her life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film was directed by Thomas Morgan and produced by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon.

Soufra means “table of bountiful food,” and after the screening, participants are encouraged to break bread and share a meal using the recipes featured in the SOUFRA cookbook. This is part of a new campaign to host 1,000 screenings of Soufra, around the world, by the end of 2019 - in order to build bridges and better understand the challenges, hopes and talents of migrants and refugees.