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Profiles In Goodwill: Wissam al-Saliby

Wissam al-Saliby is the partnerships manager at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon.

Wissam’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here, and a photo news story of monasteries in Lebanon is available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

A Christian suburb of Beirut.

2. What is your favorite Bible verse, book or story? Why?

The story that is the most deeply touching is Isaiah 6.

It’s a constant call in my life for humbleness before God almighty and for obedience, and it offers a reminder that God uses us, broken vessels, for his mission.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

I don’t really have a favorite movie. I’m not a moviegoer.

4. Who are two of the people you admire?

Elie Haddad and Jamil al-Saliby (my dad).

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

My work, prior to becoming ABTS partnerships manager, was training on and dissemination of human rights law and of humanitarian law, also known as the laws of armed conflict.