January – February 2003

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Cover Story
Time to End the Fear
For the Syriac Christians of southeast Turkey, the arid mountainous region of Tur Abdin is their holy land
by Chuck Todaro

Features
Wish Granted
Shining success of a Jordanian center for rehabilitation
by Sahar Aloul

Counting on God
A place of hope and sanctuary in Lebanon
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka

An Ecumenical Academic Endeavor
Lay theology department in Belarus is evidence of a changed society
by Rev. Robert F. Slesinski

Scents of Time and Place
Echoes of gold, frankincense and myrrh
by Lark Ellen Gould; photographs by Ilene Perlman

Departments
Our World
Reports on people and events from places of

Awful New Year
What to do to have an awe-filled life
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern