from ONE

issues
by Ronald G. Roberson, C.S.P.
(From ONE magazine July 2006)
What Divides Us

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine May 2007)
Classifying Orthodox

perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine November 2006)
Religious Violence

Serving a Diverse Community
by Marilyn Raschka
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2003)
Orthodoxy unites one multicultural church in Wisconsin

Networks
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine May – June 2004)
From the Secretary General

Pontificating
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine September 2004)
From the Secretary General

Finding Unity in Diversity
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2001)
Located near the southern tip of India, Pinkulam village stands as a model of harmony.

A World of Difference
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2001)
CNEWA kicks in its 75th anniversary with a name change. Msgr. Robert Stern explains.

Already But Not Yet
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2001)
Aren’t we married yet?

The Eastern Churches Down Under
by Peg Maron
(From Catholic Near East May – June 2000)
A survey of the Eastern churches in Australia.

Virtual Reality and Worms
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1999)
Comments on God’s program for human existence.

Upon This Rock
text by Chorbishop John D. Faris, J.C.O.D.
photographs by Arturo Mari
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1999)
A discussion of the controversial yet possible unity for the churches of East and West.

The God-Trodden Land
text by George Martin
photographs by Miriam Sushman
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
The history, philosophy and significance of religious pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Promoting Christian Unity
text by Father George D. Gallaro
photographs by Arturo Mari
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
The ecumenical work of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Beyond the Pale
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1998)
A recognition of the Pope’s special responsibility to keep the Church unified.

Harvard’s Hotbed of Hope
text by Brother David Carroll, F.S.C.
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1997)
A handful of professionals from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are chosen to study at Harvard and learn a thing or two about their Middle Eastern neighbors.

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1997)
A reflection on hospitality and how a proper visit may gain trust in the Middle East.

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.

That All May Be One
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1996)
A history of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, and why we help more than just the Near East.

How Good It Is to Dwell in Unity
by Bishop Bawai Soro
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
A meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East breaks new ground between two churches.

Detours on the Road to Unity
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
How do the churches of the world live and grow without hindering each other?

Well Grounded
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1995)
Msgr. Stern reflects on Pope John Paul’s encyclical, “The Gospel of Life.”

Orientale Lumen
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter defines the church’s ecumenical mission.

The Nature of Dialogue
by Brother David Carroll, F.S.C., Ph.D.
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
A discussion of the complex yet essential process of ecumenical and interfaith dialogue.

Excommunication
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
Through prejudice we excommunicate others from our circle; in doing so we ultimately reject our own union with God.

Not an Accidental Tourist
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1994)
The author’s trip to the Holy Land unearths more than just sites and tourists.

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.

A Historic Agreement
by Archbishop Renato R. Martino, J.C.D.
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1994)
A “fundamental agreement” is drawn in an attempt to improve relations between the Holy See and the state of Israel.

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

Born in a Cave
by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1994)
A visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, site of the birth of Jesus Christ.

In the Middle of the Night
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East January 1993)
Msgr. Stern reflects on the words of the Prophet Isaiah as read at Midnight Mass in Bethlehem.

Bright September
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East November 1993)
Is the “Declaration of Principles” the beginning of peace in the Middle East?

Who Are We?
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East April 1992)
A brief history of CNEWA.

All Creation, Praise the Lord
by Father Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East July 1992)
Reflections on the links between ecology and theology.

Human Development, India Style
text and photos by Jan Phillips
(From Catholic Near East April 1991)
An integrated development project in Bihar helps one community gain independence and dignity.

From India, With Love
text and photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East July 1991)
The author travels to India to meet some of the people we serve in this vast land.

What’s Right?
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East July 1991)
Let us recall the Judeo-Christian roots of our inalienable rights.

The Catholic Church Unified Not Uniform
by Brother John Samaha, S.M.
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East January 1990)
Although embracing different rites and traditions, the Churches of the East and West are linked through faith.

Love, Liberty and Justice
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East January 1990)
In the wake of the U.S. Bishops’ statement, Toward Peace in the Middle East: Perspectives, Principles and Hopes, Msgr. Stern reflects on the search for justice and peace.

Ecumenism 25 Years Later
by Brother William J. Martyn, S.A.
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East April 1990)
Unity between the Eastern and Western churches continues to be an ongoing process.

An Unprecedented Homily
(From Catholic Near East April 1990)
Departing from tradition, Archbishop Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, delivered this homily during Midnight Mass in Bethlehem this past Christmas.

Vatican II Reminiscences
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East April 1990)
Msgr. Stern reflects on Vatican II.

The Melkite Messenger
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East July 1990)
Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch, Maximos V Hakim, discusses his church’s movement toward reunion.

On Egg Shells in Jerusalem
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East July 1990)
Is peace on the roster for the Holy City?

Back to the Future
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September 1990)
Helping the churches of the Soviet Union proves a challenge, for both these churches and those of the West.

True to Themselves, Building on Their Faith
by Thomas Riley
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
Coptic Catholics might be a minority anywhere, but they know themselves and fervently express their faith through their communities.

The Most Sacred Treasure
by His Excellency, Archbishop Renato R. Martino
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
Statement of the Papal Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, regarding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, November 15, 1988.

Paul VI and His Flock in the Holy Land
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)
The Pontifical Mission for Palestine is a living testament to the vision and action of one man.

The Pontifical Mission – for Palestine?
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)
When it comes to those in need, we do not discriminate.

Our Journey Together
by Brother Austin David Carroll, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East August 1989)
The acknowledgement of unity within diversity is a necessary component of interfaith dialogue.

A Program for All Seasons
text and photos by Joseph Cornelius Donnelly
(From Catholic Near East October 1989)
The Middle East Educational Fellowship Program brings together peoples of all faiths to work together for peace.

Providence and Peace
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East October 1989)
A reflection on faith, trust and prayer.

Tantur: Dialogue on the Road to Jerusalem
by Rev. Thomas F. Stransky, C.S.P.
(From Catholic Near East October 1989)
An institute of learning in the Holy Land provides a haven for Christian unity.

Storyteller as Spiritual Guide
by Joseph Cornelius Donnelly
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1988)
The late Anthony de Mello, S.J., broke down the distinctions of East and West to speak to the human heart.

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.

Today’s Prophetic Voices in the Holy Land
text and photos by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1987)
The forgotten minority in the Holy Land, Palestinian Christians express their faith with a quiet determination.

A Mosaic of Christianity
text and photos by Gerald Ring
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1987)
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre brings a cross-section of Christian churches under one roof.

Mission and the Near East
by Monsignor John G. Nolan
photos by Sr. Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1987)
The living witness to Christianity in the lands of the first missionaries unites East and West.

The Small Place of Christian Service
by Monsignor John G. Nolan
photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1987)
The experience of Christian minorities recalls the days when all followers of Christ lacked privileges in the state.

The Oasis and the Wasteland
by Monsignor John G. Nolan
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1987)
Msgr. Nolan reflects on the beauty of the “spiritual oasis” known as the Near East.

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.

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.

Toward Understanding Diversity in Unity
by Brother John Samaha, S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1986)
The relationship between the Western and Eastern churches continues to be one of understanding, learning and tolerance.

In the House of Our Father
by a Discalced Carmelite Nun
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1986)
For hundreds of years, a community of Carmelite nuns have lived a cloistered life of prayer.

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.

“I Have Given You an Example”
by Rev. Thomas W. Goodhue
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1985)
The washing of feet has evolved from a menial task to a symbolic, holy gesture.

Fulfilling a Tradition
by Jerry Patterson
photos by Jeff Graves
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1985)
St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chicago undergoes a face-lift.

Missionaries for Our Time
by Veronica J. Treanor
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1985)
Two brothers from a seaport city in Greece are instrumental in promoting unity in diversity.

Patriarch: Father and Head
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1984)
A discussion on the history and role of the patriarch in the Orthodox Church.

They Are Christ
by Veronica J. Treanor
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Special 1984)
A reflection on being a Good Samaritan when others suffer.

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.

Taking Steps Toward Unity
by Rev. Arthur F. Gouthro, S.A.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1981)
History was made on an island in Greece, where a 900-year-old schism was tackled.

Time to End the Fear
by Chuck Todaro
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2003)
For the Syriac Christians of southeast Turkey, the arid mountainous region of Tur Abdin is their holy land

Reaching Out: The Popes in Turkey
by Charles E. Adelsen
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1980)
Beginning with St. Peter himself, many popes have visited what was once the seat of Christianity: Turkey.

An Ecumenical Academic Endeavor
by Rev. Robert F. Slesinski
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2003)
Lay theology department in Belarus is evidence of a changed society

On the Road to Unity
text and pictures by Armineh Johannes
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2003)
Sharing a church in Syria is both practical and inclusive

The Perseverance of Bethlehem University
by Paul Wachter
(From ONE magazine November 2004)
Closings and instability do not deter this institution of higher learning

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE May 2012)
The Orthodox Church of Ukraine

issues
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine November 2005)
A Visit to Turkey and Its Christian Communities

Saint Sharbel: Lebanon’s “Paradoxical artisan of peace”
by Dorothy Mauro
photos: courtesy of Giancarlo Giuliani
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1978)
The story of the Maronite monk who was the first Eastern Christian canonized by the Latin Catholic Church.

perspectives
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine March 2005)
Differentiation

from News

Christmas in the Holy Land: Family and Community
Catholic News Service (18 December 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — The simmering smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in Catholic parishes across the West Bank and Israel heralds the start of the Christmas season in early December as families prepare burbara, the special wheat pudding eaten to mark the feast day of St. Barbara, known as Eid al Burbara in Arabic.

Visiting Bishops Note Strain on Mideast
Catholic News Service (10 January 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Bishops who traveled to the Holy Land to assess the local church’s needs noted the “profound anxiety” that the “dark and dramatic events” of the past year have caused in the region.

Bishop Affirms Importance of Catholic-Jewish Relations
Catholic News Service (16 January 2013)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs agreed with the Vatican spokesman that derogatory comments about Jews by the head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X were “unacceptable” in a letter to members of the U.S.C.C.B. Catholic-Jewish dialogues.

Ecumenism Calls for Justice, Kindness and Humility
Catholic News Service (17 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the individual path to holiness, the ecumenical path to Christian unity requires justice, kindness and humility, Pope Benedict XVI told members of a pilgrimage from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

Christian Divisions ‘Disfigure’ the Church
Catholic News Service (22 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The divisions among Christians have “disfigured” the church, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Muslim Leaders Hopeful for Better Relations with Catholics
Catholic News Service (18 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Muslims leaders expressed hopes the new pope would help improve relations between Muslims and Catholics.

Pope: Religions Must Cooperate to Remind Humanity God Exists
Catholic News Service (20 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For the good of all people, the care of the poor and the future of the Earth, religions must cooperate in reminding modern men and women that God exists and has a plan for their lives and their behavior, Pope Francis said.

Table Time: Pope and Orthodox Discuss, Pray, Dine
Catholic News Service (21 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pastors and theologians involved in ecumenical dialogue emphasize the importance of “table time” — sharing meals — along with serious theological discussions, shared prayer and joint action.

Syriac Bishop Decries Extremism
Catholic News Service (21 May 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Growing extremism in Syria could jeopardize the safety of all Christians, said Syriac Catholic Bishop Gregory Melki of Jerusalem.

Religious Leaders Pledge to Protect Middle East Christians
Catholic News Service (9 May 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Close to 200 ordained and lay religious leaders have signed a pledge to commit themselves and the United States to protect Christians in Iraq, Syria and Egypt, who they say are coming under fire for their faith.

In Holy Land, Pope Francis to Focus on Unity Without Ignoring Conflict
Catholic News Service (16 May 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On Pope Francis’ first trip to the Holy Land, May 24-26, his agenda will focus on the search for Christian unity, particularly between the Catholic and Orthodox churches. But inevitably, in a region so rich in history and so fraught with conflict, he will address other urgent issues, including dialogue with Jews and Muslims, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the plight of the Middle East’s shrinking Christian population.

On Last Morning in Holy Land, Pope Reaches out to Muslims, Jews
Catholic News Service (26 May 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Pope Francis spent the last morning of his three-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land meeting with Muslims and Jews and calling for closer relations among the three major monotheistic religions as the basis for peace in the region.

Ecumenical Challenges, Possibilities Vary by Region
Catholic News Service (13 June 2014)
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CNS) — Just as the divisions among Christians have a different history and have provoked different levels of tension in various parts of the world, the steps toward Christian unity will have geographical differences, said speakers at a conference promoting “receptive ecumenism.”

Couples From Different Churches Aim to Be Models for Christian Unity
Catholic News Service (13 June 2014)
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CNS) — A husband and wife each active in their own Christian community can be models of an important step in the movement toward Christian unity: not just recognizing their diversity, but loving it despite the pain it sometimes can bring, said couples at a conference on ecumenism.

Iraqi-Born Bishop Advocates for his Homeland’s Yazidi Minority
Catholic News Service (18 July 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Iraqi-American Catholic leaders, who have persistently advocated for the embattled Christian minority in Iraq, are now going to bat for a smaller ethnic group that likewise traces its origins to the troubled region.

Cardinal: Muslims, Christians Work for Peace in War Zones
Catholic News Service (21 July 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians and Muslims should work together to bring peace and reconciliation, especially where the two communities face “the horror of war,” said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran.

Dialogue Leaders Decry Violence Against Christians, Sacred Sites
Catholic News Service (17 August 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic and Jewish leaders 14 August called for “effective measures” against violent acts taking place against Christians and Christians sites across the globe.

Committee Says Church Remains Committed to Dialogue With Muslims, Others
Catholic News Service (20 August 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs said the Catholic Church remains committed to dialogue with leaders of other religions and Muslims in particular.

Church Leaders, Politicians, Laity Meet in D.C. on Behalf of Christians
Catholic News Service (10 September 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Emphasizing that diversity does not preclude unity, nearly a thousand Christian leaders, politicians and laypeople gathered in Washington to launch a massive effort on behalf of the minority communities of the Middle East.

Pope, Religious Leaders Pledge to Work Together to End Slavery by 2020
Catholic News Service (2 December 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Pope Francis and leaders of other churches and religions signed a declaration pledging to work together to help end modern slavery in the world by 2020, he urged governments, businesses and all people of good will to join forces against this “crime against humanity.”

Some See Unity Vision Reignited by Pope, Patriarch’s Gestures in Turkey
Catholic News Service (2 December 2014)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — After watching firsthand as Pope Francis bowed his head for a blessing from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during the pope’s 28-30 November trip to Turkey, an American-born Orthodox priest felt a joyful disbelief.

Christian, Muslim Leaders Vow to ‘Walk Hand in Hand’
Catholic News Service (5 December 2014)
ROME (CNS) — Catholic, Anglican, Sunni and Shiite leaders vowed to do all they can to combat “ugly and hideous” distortions of religion, and to involve more women — often the first victims of violence — in official interreligious dialogues.

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.

Pope Calls for Catholic-Jewish Witness of Faith, Defense of Believers
Catholic News Service (20 April 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — European Christians and Jews must stand together in witnessing to faith in God and in defending one another from discrimination and persecution around the world, Pope Francis said.

Pray for Justice, Terrorists Who Kill in Name of God, Says Cardinal
Catholic News Service (19 June 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians and Muslims should pray for those who have “deviated from the true path of life” and kill in the name of religion, said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran.

In 50 Years Since ‘Nostra Aetate,’ Church Has Built Strong Interreligious Ties
Catholic News Service (13 October 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The scene in Foundation Hall of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum during Pope Francis’ visit spoke volumes about the Catholic Church and interreligious relations.

from Blog Content

Vatican Marks End of Ramadan with Open Letter

Remembering 9/11: “Love is more powerful than hate”
Rev. Elias D. Mallon, S.A. recounts his experience on 9/11/01, and reflects on the challenges of that day and the days since.

Maronite Patriarch Visits CNEWA
Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Peter Rai held a press conference at CNEWA's headquarters to promote peace and unity through open dialogue.

Picture of the Day: Meet the Press
CNEWA President Msgr. John Kozar, left, and Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter Rai, right, listen to a reporter's question during yesterday's news conference at CNEWA's New York headquarters.

Seeking to "Collaborate As One Church"
Major Archbishop George Alencherry, the first head of the Syro-Malabar Church to be elected by its synod of bishops, visits his flock and preaches unity.

The Other Man From Galilee
Father Elias Mallon discusses meeting Archbishop Elias Chacour at a recent symposium organized by the Sheptytsky Institute and CNEWA.

In Assisi, "Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace"
A collection of articles concerning the pope's inter-religious summit in Assisi.

What Divides Catholics and Orthodox?
An article by the late Jesuit Father John Long discusses the current state of ecumenism between Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Religion: Source of Peace or of Conflict?
Carl Hétu reflects on how we label and divide ourselves and others, and the challenges in overcoming prejudice and building a peaceful world.

Jerusalem Belongs to Whom?
Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal preaches about the significance of the Holy City of Jerusalem.

Hope and Comfort in a Divided City
Accompanied by a group of friends and benefactors, CNEWA's Father Guido Gockel, M.H.M., and Gabriel Delmonaco met with the regional director for Israel and Palestine, Sami El-Yousef.

The Resurrection Brings People Together
Dr. Bernard Sabella reflects on Easter in Palestine.

In the Middle East, Seeking "Dialogue With the Digital Culture"
The church continues to seek ways to reach hearts and minds across the boundaries of conflict and into the uncharted frontier of the new technological age.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch: "We Are Under Attack"
Patriarch Kirill led a call to prayer on Sunday, for the intention of healing national divisions.

"He is a Great Example for Humanity"
Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Rai visits the Lebanese-American community of Detroit.

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.

An American Priest in Cairo
Father Douglas May discusses the work he does to foster understanding between people of different faiths and cultures.

Taking a Breather in Rome
Two weeks ago, Msgr. Kozar, president of CNEWA, attended several key meetings in Rome, including the ROACO general assembly.

"Breathing with Two Lungs" at Catholic University
For the first time, The Catholic University of America has appointed an Eastern Catholic to head its School of Theology.

Picture of the Day: Canine Compassion
Marcie Alter enjoys the company of Dennis, a therapy dog that visits patients at St. Louis Hospital in Jerusalem once a week. (photo: Debbie Hill)

Page One: Headlines for 9/24/12
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Light in the Darkness
In this image from 2003, a poor family struggles to survive in Ethiopia. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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.

Page One: Headlines for 9/28/12
Stories of interest for the day.

A Special Place in the Heart of Jerusalem
Judith Sudilovsky recounts her prior experience with St. Louis Hospital before preparing her article for ONE.

Picture of the Day: "Denomination Doesn't Matter"
Faithful celebrate Mass at a Roman Catholic church in Antakya, Hatay province. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Greetings from the Vatican in Arabic
A priest reads in Arabic during Pope Benedict XVI's weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on 10 October. (photo: CNS/Max Rossi, Reuters)

The Heart of Jerusalem Skips a Beet
Judith Sudilovsky shares a bite of what the St. Louis Hospital is cooking.

"Remarkable"
Catholic News Service has been charting the 50th anniversary of Vatican II online, and yesterday noted the following event from 1962:

Death of a Father in Faith
The CNEWA family learned today of the death of one of its primary partners in the Middle East, Patriarch Ignatius IV of the Orthodox Patriarchal Church of Antioch.

Take Five: 5 Quotes on Ecumenism
Today begins the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Here are five quotes to consider during this time of ecumenical intentions.

Page One: Headlines for 2/19/13
Stories of interest for the day.

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)

Picture of the Day: That All May Be One
Pope Francis leads a meeting with religious leaders at the Vatican on 20 March. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

"Not an Enemy, But a Brother or Sister to Be Embraced!"
Pope Francis this morning met with nearly 200 members of the diplomatic corps, and spoke powerfully and poignantly about the church's mission in the world.

Picture of the Day: A Prayer for Syria
Archbishop Francis Chullikatt speaks at an interfaith prayer service at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral in Brooklyn on 2 April. (photo: CNEWA)

Catholic-Muslim Marriage: Happily Ever After?
The Vatican is taking a closer look at the challenges facing couples from different faiths who marry.

Picture of the Day: Christian Roots in a Once-Fertile Land
In 2004, writer Marlin Dick and photographer Armineh Johannes spent a week in the Houran capturing the lives of these Christians who tilled the same soil as their Roman ancestors, inhabited Roman houses and worshiped in ancient Byzantine churches.

Picture of the Day: A Landmark in Beijing
In an unprecedented event on 12 May 2013, the second Sunday after Pascha, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Beijing. (photo: The Russian Orthodox Church)

Lebanon: Land of Refuge
In the Spring 2013 issue of ONE, journalist Don Duncan writes about Syrian refugees settling in Lebanon. Below, he offers some further reflections.

A Dramatic Glimpse Inside “Jerusalem”
National Geographic has produced a new film about Jerusalem.

Picture of the Day: “Encouraging Signs” of Religious Freedom
In this 2005 photo, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald talks with Rabbi David Rosen during a conference in Rome on "Nostra Aetate," the Second Vatican Council's declaration on interreligious dialogue. (photo: CNS/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Picture of the Day: “We Are Not All the Same”
Clowns cheer as Pope Francis leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on 9 October. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Picture of the Day: The Seeds We Sow
The “bishop farmer” and one of his helpers pick vegetables from their garden. (photo: Mohammed El-Dakhakhny)

Picture of the Day: Reunion
The Alslivi family enjoys Sunday brunch. (photo: Magnus Aronson)

In Ukraine, Catholic University Students Appeal for Support
Amid the protests in Kiev, Catholic University students appeal for global solidarity.

Breaking Down “The Walls that Divide Us”
Greg shares CNS’s coverage of the pope’s message for World Communications Day.

Picture of the Day: Gathered Together
In this photo from 11 January, Pope Francis greets participants in the annual meeting of the Catholic Committee for Cultural Collaboration. (photo: The Holy See)

Page One: Headlines for 1/31/14
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Youth Movement
In this photo from 2009, two years before Syria’s civil war, youth in Aleppo participate in a dance workshop hosted by an organization that uses sports to bridge sectarian divides. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

from CNEWA Connections

You Impact Lives in Ways You Don’t Even Recognize
(From CNEWA Connections June 2012)


(From CNEWA Connections SEPTEMBER 2012)