from ONE

Canadian and Muslim
by Daniel Aldana Cohen
(From ONE magazine May 2007)
Canadian Muslims work toward achieving multiculturalism

Muslim Women
by Joyce M. Davis
(From Catholic Near East July 1993)
The role of women in Muslim society in the Middle East is changing, but not as quickly, or as effectively, as some would like.

by W. Patrick Lang
(From ONE magazine January 2007)
Islam: Monotheistic but not Monolithic

by Michael L. Fitzgerald, M.Afr.
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
Islam’s Many Faces

(From ONE magazine January 2008)
A Common Word Between Us and You

Not All Are the Same
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2001)
Muslims, like Christians, have many opposing points of view.

The World of Islam
by Brother Austin David Carroll, F.S.C.
photos by Tom Stevens
(From Catholic Near East October 1991)
With the world’s current focus on the turbulent Middle East, the author discusses its predominant faith.

Islam: A Way of Life
by Rev. Thomas C. Donlan, O.P.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1979)
More than a religion, Islam is an integral part of the Muslim’s daily life.

by John L. Esposito
(From ONE magazine July 2011)
Is Islam Compatible With Democracy?

Arabian Peninsula
(From ONE magazine September 2010)
Tales of Christian perseverance

by Elias D. Mallon, S.A., Ph.D.
(From ONE magazine September 2009)
The Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God

by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2003)
From the Secretary General

by Elias D. Mallon, S.A., Ph.D.
(From ONE magazine September 2011)
Ramadan Observed

Iran’s Armenian Christians
text and photos by Armineh Johannes
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1995)
Always a minority, Iran’s Armenian Christians work to maintain their identity.

Brotherhood of Believers
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1994)
A visit to a mosque in Damascus reminds the author that we are all children of God.

Moses, Jesus, Muhammad
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1994)

Celebrating Muslim Saints
text by Jennifer Reidy
photos by Tom Stevens
(From Catholic Near East July 1992)
Egyptians celebrate the birthdays of Muslim saints.

A Place of Beauty
by Habeeb Salloum
photos by Anthony B. Toth
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
The Ummayad Mosque in Damascus is Islamic architecture at its finest.

Serving in the Spirit of Francis
by Charles E. Adelsen
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1986)
Archbishop John H. Boccella, Minister General of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, strives to promote mutual understanding and appreciation between the Muslims and Christians of Turkey.

The Baha’is: One of the World’s Newest Religions
by Charles A. Frazee
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1983)
In spite of its history of persecution, the Baha’i faith endures – and grows.

The Whirling Dervishes
by Charles E. Adelsen
photos by Henry Angelo-Castrillion
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1983)
The Islamic fraternity known as the Whirling Dervishes uses its unique methods to attain union with God.

Shi’ite Muslims: Conceived In Martyrdom
by Mary B. Peters
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1980)
Each year, the Muslim sect of Shi’ia relives the suffering of the grandson of Muhammad.

Karagoz: Turkey’s Puppet Theater
by Sister Francis Maria Cassidy, S.C.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1980)
For centuries, Muslims in Turkey have used shadow puppet theater as part of their celebrations.

by Claudia McDonnell
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1979)
With his extensive knowledge, a medieval philosopher forms bridges between East and West.

from News

Women and Islam
news from ONE Magazine (8 January 2007)
The influence of Muslim women on society was the subject of a conference at Chicago’s St. Xavier University, held 11-12 November.

Toward a Common Understanding
news from ONE Magazine (24 January 2008)
In a 19 November letter to Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan, the Holy See’s secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, expressed gratitude on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI for “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a 13 October document signed by 138 senior Muslim leaders and scholars addressed to the pope and other Christian leaders.

Archbishop Joins Peace Vigil at Michigan Mosque
Catholic News Service (27 April 2011)
Saying he came as a “voice of peace,” Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron joined hundreds of religious leaders at a Holy Thursday vigil outside an Islamic center to condemn intolerance and hatred toward Muslims.

Franciscan: Middle East Christians Must Be Open
Catholic News Service (25 August 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East should not live in fear of the changes happening across the region but should act with courage to denounce situations of injustice and with a Christian attitude of willingness to dialogue, said the head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.

Views of Islam Differ in Europe and US
Catholic News Service (19 August 2011)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Europe’s experience of anti–Islam legislation and sentiment grows out of a different social and cultural environment than is found in the United States, according to a political scientist who is following the issue.

U.S. Muslims Ten Years After 9/11
Catholic News Service (12 September 2011)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — A decade after the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, led to a backlash against Muslims, many Americans are still uncomfortable with followers of Islam and think its teachings are at odds with American values.

Muslim Students in Indonesia Invite Pope
Catholic News Service (13 September 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Leaders of Indonesia’s largest Muslim student group came to the Vatican to extend an invitation to Pope Benedict XVI to speak at a conference in Bali in 2012.

Catholic-Muslim Dialogue
Catholic News Service (16 July 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Participants in the 13th annual West Coast Muslim-Catholic Dialogue compared and contrasted the qualities of the believer in Islam and Catholicism during a recent meeting in Orange, Calif.

What Catholics Can Learn During Ramadan
Catholic News Service (23 July 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which started July 20 in many countries, is a time of fasting, prayer and repentance, when Muslims distance themselves from worldly activities in an effort to align their lives more closely with God and his laws.

Video: What Catholics Can Learn From Islam
Catholic News Service (27 September 2012)
Benedictine Father William Skudlarek shares lessons he learned from Muslims about prayer.

Maronite Patriarch to UNESCO: Christian Exodus Weakens Moderate Islam
Catholic News Service (28 April 2015)
PARIS (CNS) — The exodus of Christians from the Middle East — due to wars, conflicts, socio-economic crises and persecution — will weaken moderate Islam “which, thanks to the Islamic-Christian conviviality, is so far the vast majority of Muslims in the Middle East,” said Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter.

from Blog Content

Vatican Marks End of Ramadan with Open Letter

The Arab Spring and the Preservation of Hope
The Rimini Meeting discusses the Arab Spring. Though some are nursing uncertainty about the outcome of this climate of revolution, others regard the underlying spirit of democratic solidarity as a firm foundation for what will follow.

Picture of the Day: Prayer By Imitation
A boy emulates adults at noon prayer in the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Brunei. (photo: Michael Yamashita/ Corbis)

Picture of the Day: Happy Eid!
Man Praying at Lyon's Great Mosque (photo: Pascal Deloche/Godong/Corbis)

Debunking the "Myths About Anti-Christian Persecution"
A couple weeks ago, Pope Benedict XVI turned his attention to the subject of religious freedom.

Shari'a Law and North American Muslims
I was fascinated to see a new study “Shari’a Law: Coming to a Courthouse Near You?” which appeared this past month.

Take Five: 5 Words From CNEWA’s World
Mosques and churches dot the Soulimanya neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria.

Take Five: 5 Facts About Ramadan
Today marks the start of the Ramadan season, an important season of prayer and fasting for Muslims.

Page One: Headlines for 8/14/12
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Ramadan Comes to a Close
In this image from last month, Palestinian girls in Jerusalem hold torches during a celebration to mark the breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan. (photo: CNS/Ammar Awad, Reuters)

Is There Room for Christians in the Middle East?
CNEWA's Michael J. La Civita recently gave a speech on religious minorities and social movements in the Middle East.

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Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Family Ties
Young Christian mothers look after their children at a home in the village of Deir Azra, Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: The Great Church
Haghia Sophia is known the world over for its complex and beautiful domed architecture. In this photo, a fish-eye lens lends a sense of scale to the structure. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

Picture of the Day: Ramadan Begins
In this image from 2009, a Palestinian woman prays on the first Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in front of the Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem. (photo: CNS/Ammar Awad, Reuters)

Ramadan Draws to a Close
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan draws to a close today.

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Stories of interest for the day.

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Stories of interest for the day.

Contesting the Caliphate
Rev. Elias Mallon discusses the efforts of ISIS to bring about a new caliphate.

Picture of the Day: A Little Ethiopian
In this image from 2007, a child greets visitors to the ancient Muslim city of Harar in Ethiopia. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Muslims in the Arab Press Condemn ISIS
Muslims have been speaking out in the strongest terms, condemning the crimes against humanity committed by ISIS (or, as it is increasingly called, IS) and others in the name of Islam.

Page One: Headlines for 9/17/14
Stories of interest for the day.

How Islamic Law Affects Christian Orphans in Egypt
In the winter edition of ONE magazine, contributor Amal Morcos visits two child care institutions in Egypt helping vulnerable children. She offers some additional perspectives below.

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Stories of interest for the day.

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Stories of interest for the day.

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Stories of interest for the day.

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Stories of interest for the day.

A Death in Saudi Arabia Underscores Divide
Between Shiite and Sunni Muslims

The year 2015 was filled with violence and bloodshed in the Middle East.

Page One: Headlines for 1/25/16
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Reopening Lines
Pope Francis talks with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt’s Al Azhar mosque and university, during a private meeting at the Vatican on 23 May. (photo: CNS/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Page One: Headlines for 2/2/17
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Understanding in the
Holy Month of Ramadan

Palestinian girls stand in front the Dome of the Rock as they attend the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

CNEWA Connections:
Shi’ite Muslims Remember a Martyr

Muslims will be commemorating a significant event this weekend.

CNEWA Connections: On Forgiveness
How the three great religions teach about mercy and forgiveness

CNEWA Connections: Pilgrim People
The idea of pilgrimage in the three monotheistic faiths of the Middle East

CNEWA Connections: The Meaning of Charity
How charity is practiced and defined in different faiths

CNEWA Connections: Happy New Year, Twice
Muslims and Jews mark a new year