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Autumn, 2014
Volume 40, Number 3
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In this 1996 image, children attend a festival in New York celebrating Greek heritage. (photo: Karen Lagerquist)
  
26 November 2014
J.D. Conor Mauro




In this 2005 photo, Manna Gebreyons, a teacher at a school run by the Ethiopian Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat, shares a meal with her mother, left, her brother and another teacher from the school. To learn more about the role of Catholic schools in Ethiopia, read Making the Grade in Ethiopia, from the March 2006 issue of ONE. Last year, we also spotlit the meal programs that have been vital to the success of these institutions. (photo: Sean Sprague)



Tags: Ethiopia Education Hunger Catholic education

25 November 2014
J.D. Conor Mauro




In this 2011 photo, a shop owner in the market of Hamdaniya, a city in northern Iraq's Nineveh plains, tends to his produce. Though ONE took a look at the lives of Iraqi Christians seeking shelter in the north in A New Genesis in Nineveh, the landscape has changed dramatically for the worse in the last three years. CNEWA continues to accompany displaced Iraqis in their time of need. To join in this mission of compassion and hope, please click here. (photo: Safin Hamed)



Tags: Iraq Iraqi Christians Iraqi Refugees Relief

24 November 2014
J.D. Conor Mauro




A girl collects water outside of the 300-square-foot open shed serving as St. Alphonsa Church, the newest parish in the Eparchy of Bijnor, in northern India. To learn more about the Dalit Christians of this region, read Cast Aside, in the Summer 2014 issue of ONE. (photo: John Mathew)



Tags: India Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Indian Christians Indian Catholics Dalits

21 November 2014
Greg Kandra




A little boy and his family in Gaza live with the aftermath of last summer’s war. A story in the Autumn edition of ONE explores the impact of that war on the children, with scars that are often invisible. (photo: Shareef Sarhan)



20 November 2014
Greg Kandra




A boy looks through a hole in a tent at Syria’s Bab Al-Salam camp for displaced in Azaz, near the Turkish border, on 19 November. To help Syrian refugees fleeing war, visit this giving page.
(photo: CNS/Hosam Katan, Reuters)




19 November 2014
Greg Kandra




The virtual print edition of ONE looks exactly the same as the paper edition, but with some additional features. (photo: CNEWA)

Last year, we unveiled a new look for CNEWA’s magazine, ONE — and a new way to read it.

If you haven’t discovered it yet, check out the Autumn edition, which we posted online last week. It offers readers everything you can find in the print edition, but with a notable exception: no paper.

But that’s just the beginning.

Visit this link and you’ll find all 40 pages of the magazine reproduced exactly as they appear in the edition you receive in your mailbox, right down to the pages you can turn. But there are also added features in this version: you can enlarge the page for easy reading, and you can click on links that will take you to blog posts and video.

We think you’ll find it’s an exciting new way to experience the award-winning journalism and powerful photography that have made ONE among the most honored and admired magazines in the Catholic press. Check it out.

Meantime, for a preview of this newest edition of the magazine, click on the video below.

It’s all part of our ongoing effort to keep you closely connected to the world we serve — and the people your generosity helps us reach. We think these enhancements also make ONE, in so many ways, one of a kind. Thank you for your readership and your support!



18 November 2014
Greg Kandra




Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women stand near the scene of an attack at a Jerusalem synagogue on 18 November. Two Palestinians are said to have killed four people with a meat cleaver and a knife in a Jerusalem synagogue on 18 November before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city. (photo: CNS/Finbarr O'Reilly, Reuters)



17 November 2014
Greg Kandra




Refugee children gather in a shelter for displaced Iraqis in northern Iraq. CNEWA staff members recently visited the region to assess the needs of refugees. To learn how you can help, please visit this giving page. (photo: Ra’ed Bahou)



Tags: Iraq CNEWA Children Refugees Iraqi Refugees

14 November 2014
Greg Kandra




A Syrian refugee and her daughter walk to their makeshift home in Bechouat, Lebanon. The plight of Syrian refugees is the focus of the work of Sister Wardeh Kayrouz, who is profiled in the Autumn edition of ONE. Read the remarkable story of Sister Wardeh’s World.
(photo: Tamara Abdul Hadi)




13 November 2014
Greg Kandra




Nesma al Haddad plays with her brother and friends in in her room in Gaza City. She could not sleep there during the war. (photo: Shareef Sarhan)

What is it like to be a child during wartime? The Autumn edition of ONE answers that question by visiting some children in Gaza:

Twelve-year-old Nesma al Haddad spent the summer in the safest part of her apartment building: the living area on the ground floor of a 12-story building. The main entrance was just a few steps away, and there were few windows. Her room upstairs, with her bed and her assortment of beautiful collectibles, went unoccupied. With Israel and Hamas at war in Gaza, Nesma tried to carry on with her normal life, hiding her anxiety from her five siblings, despite the sounds of explosions and gunfire during the bombardment of the surrounding neighborhood.

More than once, Nesma and her family were forced to flee to a neighbor’s house; an apartment on the eighth floor was a target. She would leave behind her belongings, except for a suitcase, packed in advance with her favorite clothes and a toy.

“I did not fear anything,” Nesma says. “I worried about losing my favorite toy that I had bought during the last war, in 2012. But I was more worried about losing one of my family members.”

Hers is an all too common story in Gaza these days, and it reveals the invisible scars borne by so many children of war. When talking with these children, and hearing their experiences, one learns how deeply they have been affected by the violence around them — trauma that will take years to heal fully.

Read more about Nesma and other children of war in Shell-Shocked: Growing Up in Gaza in the Autumn edition of ONE.







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