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Susannah George
Lebanon: Where Religious Clout and Political Power Collide
This week, Maureen is back from her travels to Lebanon for the latest in our God and Government series. We'll meet a host of people whose lives have been shaped by the country's close connection between religion and state, including the first couple to officially marry in a non-religious ceremony; the archbishop of Beirut, who uses his religious clout to help citizens find government jobs; and a woman in Beirut who relies on the militant Muslim group Hezbollah to keep her lights on.

Ussama Makdisi, professor of history and the chair of the Arab Studies department at Rice University
Susannah George, radio reporter and producer based in the Middle East