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Connections
(from ONE December 2018)

CNEWA on the Move
Posted: 17 Dec 2018

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Carl Hétu, national director for CNEWA Canada, speaks at a benefit in Toronto for Middle East Christians in November 2018.  (photo: CNEWA) 

In the middle of November, the Archdiocese of Toronto and CNEWA Canada organized a benefit that focused on the plight of Christians in the Middle East, and the work of the churches for the common good of all. Cardinal Thomas Collins, who is a member of the board of CNEWA Canada, spoke about our need to support our brothers and sisters so as to prevent these ancient communities from vanishing.

More than a third of the attendees, which totaled more than 300 people, were from the area’s Chaldean community. Bishop Bawai Soro, of the Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto, focused on the storied history of Christians in Iraq. In keeping with a Chaldean Advent tradition, he will make a special gift to CNEWA, donating his salary during Advent to support our work.

The national director of CNEWA in Canada, Carl Hétu, closed the evening to speak about dialogue, compassion and caregiving; all these, he noted, help bring about our greatest desire for the region and the world, which is peace.

And in the United States, CNEWA team members visited Colorado, Louisiana and Washington, speaking with our donor family and in local parishes. We are always eager to share our story with members of our donor family, or to introduce others to our vital work around the world.

If your parish is interested in hosting CNEWA for a speaking event, you can contact our office at 1-800-442-6392.