from ONE

An Uphill Battle
by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine May 2009)
Ending Ethiopia’s legacy of gender discrimination

Elizabeth to Elizabeth
by Eileen Reinhard
photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2002)
Heroism as heritage for a Russian convent.

Good Shepherdesses in Addis Ababa
text by Sister Mary James Clines, R.G.S.
photographs by Asrat Habte Mariam
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
These dedicated sisters heal the sick, comfort the poor and educate the destitute in Ethiopia’s capital city.

Spotlight: Coptic Women
text by Sarah Topol with photographs by Holly Pickett
(From ONE magazine September 2011)
Christian women in Egypt

God’s Work in Kerala: Caring for the Aged
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1998)
India’s Nirmala Dasi Sisters persevere in their work with elderly.

Three Continents, Three Women, One Calling
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
Three women iconographers from Ethiopia, Jerusalem and Boston discuss their philosophy and work in resurrecting sacred art.

Sons and Daughters of the Land
text and photographs by Cheryl Sheridan
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1996)
The Gond tribe of Madhya Pradesh, India, maintains its own distinct culture in a land driven by caste.

Empowering Women: The Daughters of the Heart of Mary
by Dr. Gracy Fernandes, D.H.M.
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
Through their schools of higher learning, the Daughters of the Heart of Mary empower marginalized women in India.

Two Weeks in Sebata
by Sister Isabel Arbide, F.M.M.
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1994)
A friend’s impressions of a recent stay at an Ethiopian Orthodox monastery for women.

Promoting the Dignity of Women in India
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East May 1993)
In a land where women are viewed as second-class citizens, organizations geared toward raising social consciousness work to change prevailing views.

Muslim Women
by Joyce M. Davis
(From Catholic Near East July 1993)
The role of women in Muslim society in the Middle East is changing, but not as quickly, or as effectively, as some would like.

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.

Lefkaritika: Delicate Lace of Cyprus
text and photos by Gerald Ring
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1987)
A traditional handicraft revives the community spirit of a small village in Cyprus.

A Biblical Marketplace
text and photos by Gerald Ring
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1986)
The past comes alive on Bedouin market day in the Biblical town of Beersheba.

Anatolian Headdresses – A Language to Wear
by Kenneth Cline
photos by Chuck Wells
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1986)
A profile of the lost art of Turkish Anatolian headdresses.

Behind the Blockade
text by Fares Akram with photographs by Eman Mohammed
(From ONE March 2012)
Gaza’s Christian institutions help sustain a beleaguered population

The Story Behind the Veils
by Caroline Stone
photos by Leon V. Kofod
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1982)
The ancient practice of wearing a veil survives in many cultures.

Indian Women: Mother, Goddess, Life-Force
by Veronica J. Treanor
photos by Richard Walker
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1982)
The role of women in India has changed over the centuries.

Staying Connected
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2004)
Keralites keep their traditions alive in New Delhi

People
by Greg Kandra and Erin Edwards
(From ONE May 2012)
A ‘Good Shepherd’ to Suffering Women

The High Stakes of Leaving
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE May 2012)
Ethiopian migrants risk their lives for a better one in the Middle East

from News

Indian Bishops Urge Legislators to Protect Women
Catholic News Service (24 January 2013)
TRICHUR, India (CNS) — In the wake of the national outcry over the gang rape and death of a paramedical student and reports of rapes from across the country, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has called for “comprehensive laws and effective measures to ensure the security and safety of women.”

Blind Students Protest Rape of Elderly Sister in India
Catholic News Service (18 March 2015)
BHUBANESWAR, India (CNS) — Students at a Hindu-run school for the blind joined a nationwide outcry over the gang rape of a 74-year-old Catholic sister.

Needs of India’s Marginalized Women Prompt Sister to Become a Lawyer
Catholic News Service (16 April 2015)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — Sister Jessy Kurian is a leading human rights activist whose mission is to provide legal assistance to marginalized women in India.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Back to School
Roman’s Girls, a Catholic initiative in Addis Ababa, assists about 20 girls with school. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Learning Together
Until eighth grade, an equal number of boys and girls attend the Catholic school in Meki, Ethiopia. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Celebrating Sisters — The Survival Kits for Humanity
Sister Christian Molidor reflects on the impact of Sisters to the world on International Women's Day.

Picture of the Day: The Plight of Christian Women in Egypt
Miriam Ishak, a 25-year-old Coptic woman, says she experiences harassment and discrimination in her hometown of Samalut, Egypt, because she is Christian. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Page One: Headlines for 2/7/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Family Ties
Young Christian mothers look after their children at a home in the village of Deir Azra, Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: A Haven in Ethiopia
A mother and child pause for a picture at the Godano Institution, a home for abused girls and women. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Page One: Headlines for 8/7/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Coptic Women of Egypt
In this 2011 photo, a girl prays in Santa Maria Church in the Christian village of Deir Azra in the Minya region of Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: Till Next Time
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: A Touch of Class
A student attends a computer class at the Near East Council of Churches vocational center in Gaza City. (photo: Eman Mohammed)

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Stories of interest for the day.

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Stories of interest for the day.