July 2011

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Cover Story
‘Slumdog’ Sisters
Syro-Malabar sisters offer help to those who need it the most
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux

Features
Paradise in Brazil
The world’s largest Melkite community calls São Paulo home
text by Fidel Madeira with photographs by Izan Petterle

A Town Named ‘Good’
Taybeh’s Christians persevere in spite of occupation and emigration
by Hanne Foighel

Departments
News
from the world of CNEWA

Profiles
The Orthodox Church of Bulgaria
by Michael J.L. La Civita

Issues
Is Islam Compatible With Democracy?
by John L. Esposito

Perspectives
Upstairs, Downstairs
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern