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

Bab Sittna Mariam
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
Devotion to the Virgin Mary as a point of convergence for Christians and Muslims.

Peaceful Coexistence in the City of Mosaics
text by Caroline Faraj
photographs by Youssef Alan
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2001)
The Christian and Muslim communities of Madaba, Jordan, together share their joys and sorrows.

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.

Standing in the Other Believer’s Shoes
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1998)
How do Muslims see God, Jesus and the cross?

We Believe in One God…
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1994)
The believing Christian and the believing Muslim have more in common than they may at first realize.

Pillars of Lebanon
by Spencer Osberg with photographs by Sarah Hunter
(From ONE magazine July 2008)
Catholic schools heal a divided society

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

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.

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.

An Ethnic & Religious Patchwork
photographs by Petro Didula
with text by Matthew Matuszak
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
The Crimea’s Jews, Christians and Muslims restore their homeland

Hope and Renewal in Suez
by Liam Stack with photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine November 2009)
Prospering, the Coptic Orthodox of Port Said are beating the odds

perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
Peaceful Principles

Perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine July 2009)
Respect

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine March 2008)
Theologic

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine November 2008)
Religious Taxonomy

perspectives
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine January 2005)
Religious Language

Isaac Unbound
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2003)
From the Secretary General

Blooming Where They Are Planted
by Marilyn Raschka
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2002)
In the midst of ancient Roman ruins, a Christian community works to strengthen its faith.

The Heart of the Matter
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2002)
Our time on earth is short. Why labor over differences?

Searching for Common Ground
by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2001)
Hindu extremists continue to clash with Christians in India, often with grave results. A dialogue program hopes to effect a change.

See-Saw
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East July – August 2000)
What do we see when we think we saw what we saw?

Raising the Anti
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East November – December 2000)
It’s not easy trying to be a disciple of Jesus in this world.

Egypt’s Miracle Worker
text by Dale Gavlak
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1999)
A profile of Egidio Sampieri, a dynamic bishop building bridges between faith communities.

The Tomb of Our Father Abraham
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1997)
The evolution of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, site of the tomb of Abraham.

Hinduism and Indian Culture
by Malcolm Nazareth
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1996)
Indian culture and Hinduism go hand in hand. In today’s India, however, more faiths are joining the circle.

Egyptian Tales of the Holy Family
by Jeanne Conte
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1994)
Tales of Joseph, Mary and the Christ child in Egypt.

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

Enduring a Bloodbath in East Beirut
by Thomas McHugh
(From Catholic Near East July 1990)
A firsthand report of the war in the Middle East from the Pontifical Mission’s staff in Beirut.

The Ending of a History
by Thomas McHugh
photos by Luke Golobitsh
(From Catholic Near East July 1990)
For persecuted Christians still living in Turkey, life is a daily struggle.

The Ruined House of Ephesus
text and photos by Gerald Ring
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
Saint Paul wrote to the Ephesians that “you too, in him, are being built into a house where God lives, in the Spirit” (2:22). That community is gone, and his message seems a distant echo.

Facing Facts in the Middle East
text and photos by Joseph Cornelius Donnelly
(From Catholic Near East October 1989)
A trip to the Middle East, to listen.

Recognizing the Stranger
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
Hospitality is central to following Christ, who is the stranger you meet.

At Home in a House of Prayer
text and photos by Anthony B. Toth
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
Ummayad Mosque is home to an active community of Muslim faithful.

Seeking Christ in the Desert – The Conversion of Charles de Foucauld
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1987)
The story of the conversion of Charles de Foucauld.

A Living Icon of War and Salvation
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1986)
The Holy City: the center of so much holiness and so much strife.

Ramadan in Cairo
text and photos by Lucinda Kidd
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1986)
Muslims in Cairo celebrate Ramadan and ’Eid Il Fitr, thus strengthening their faith in a merciful God.

Issues
by Elias D. Mallon, S.A., Ph.D.
(From ONE March 2012)
Religious minorities in the Middle East

The Story Behind the Veils
by Caroline Stone
photos by Leon V. Kofod
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1982)
The ancient practice of wearing a veil survives in many cultures.

from News

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.

Video: “First Take: Vatican”
Catholic News Service (19 August 2011)
On today’s “First Take: Vatican,” we look at a Vatican message calling on Muslims and Christians to work together to promote human spirituality.

Pope Addresses Muslims
Catholic News Service (27 September 2011)
BERLIN (CNS) — Believers in God have a contribution to make toward building a better world marked by respect for each human being, Pope Benedict XVI told representatives of Germany’s Muslim communities.

Mosque in Jerusalem Vandalized
Catholic News Service (16 December 2011)
ROME (CNS) — The day after an ancient mosque in Jerusalem was vandalized and burned, allegedly by Jewish extremists, participants at a Rome conference on “sacred space” called for absolute respect for all places of worship.

Pope Names Islamic Expert to Vatican Interreligious Dialogue Council
Catholic News Service (5 July 2012)
Pope Benedict XVI named a Spanish expert in Islam to the No. 2 post at the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Video:“First Take: Vatican”
Catholic News Service (25 July 2012)
An expert at the Vatican talks about the purpose of inter-religious dialogue.

Middle East Religious Leaders Meet in Rome
Catholic News Service (26 September 2012)
ROME (CNS) — Western nations need to respect the people of the Middle East and trust them to solve their own problems, said an Iraqi diplomat, an Iraqi archbishop and a Syrian-born representative of the Melkite Catholic Church.

Catholic Relief for Muslim Refugees in India
Catholic News Service (21 November 2012)
KOKRAJHAR, India (CNS) — Besides her family, the most valuable things Majoni Bibi has these days are a few clothes, medicated mosquito nets, cooking utensils, water storage buckets and sleeping mats.

Catholic Spokesman Defends Egyptian Army Crackdown
Catholic News Service (16 August 2013)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — A spokesman for Egypt’s Catholic Church defended a police and army crackdown against Egyptians protesting the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi.

After Terrorism Conference at Al Azhar, Archbishop Optimistic
Catholic News Service (10 December 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — A Lebanese archbishop expressed optimism regarding the outcome of an international conference on terrorism and extremism, but said it could take decades to see results.

Christian Clergy Visit Jordanian Family of Captured Muslim Pilot
Catholic News Service (6 January 2015)
AY, Jordan (CNS) — Christian clergy led by the Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem visited the family of the Muslim Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State and expressed support and continued prayers.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: A Sanctuary in Damascus
Despite the violence that once enveloped them, Iraqi refugee children still find time to play. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

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

Pope to Muslims: ‘There can be a fruitful collaboration’
The pope meets with members of Germany's Muslim community, advocating inter-religious unity.

Picture of the Day: Steps Toward Peace
Students from different faith backgrounds - but predominately Muslim and Christian - perform modern and traditional dance at the Latin Convent school in the town of Nazareth, Israel.

Catholics and Muslims Work Together
In a time when great media attention is given to conflicts between Muslims and others, I attended a conference yesterday that was a real eye opener.

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.

What About Muslims and Minorities?
Father Elias Mallon reports on a symposium on Islam and minorities at Georgetown University's Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

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.

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Picture of the Day: Greetings from Lebanon!
With Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Lebanon just a week away, anticipation in the country is growing.

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What Can Catholics Learn from Muslims?
A Benedictine priest spoke with Catholic News Service and suggested that one important lesson may lie in the style of prayer.

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Picture of the Day: Benedict and Islam
Pope Benedict XVI and Mustafa Cagrici, the grand mufti of Istanbul, pray in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. (photo: CNS/Patrick Hertzog, Pool via Reuters)

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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.

Picture of the Day: The Queen and the Bishop
Pope Francis met for the first time today with Queen Elizabeth.

Are Christians Being Persecuted in the Middle East?
The bishops in the Holy Land, addressing that question, have posted a statement today on the website for the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

How Can We Help to Grow Peace?
This past Pentecost Sunday, I was profoundly moved by the historic prayer summit our Holy Father hosted in the Vatican.

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.

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Muslim Leaders Speak Out Against ISIS, Condemn Violence
In the past week two important documents have been published from Muslim organizations.

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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.

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Common Ground — but Surprising Tensions
Journalist Don Duncan writes about the ways Christians and Muslims are Finding Common Ground in one Egyptian village.

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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.

Picture of the Day:
Catholics Welcoming Muslims With Art