from ONE

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine January 2007)
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Education as a Common Goal
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2003)
School movement has potential to change the economic landscape of an Indian village

Lifting Literacy in Uttar Pradesh
text by Lark Ellen Gould
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1998)
In northeastern India, the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church works to educate an impoverished people.

Challenges For A Land Of Immigrants
by Michele Chabin with photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From ONE magazine November 2008)
Ethiopia’s Jews adapt to a new life in Israel

Addis Hope
story and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine July 2006)
Educating and caring for Ethiopia’s neglected youth

Making the Grade in Ethiopia
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine March 2006)
The Catholic Church’s outsized influence on education

Never too Late to Dream
by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine July 2005)
The church brings education to the remote corners of Ethiopia

Catholic Schools in Ethiopia
text by Brother Vincent Pelletier, F.S.C.
photographs by Asrat Habte Mariam
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1999)
Catholic Schools in Ethiopia provide a glimmer of hope for the nation’s poor.

From Isolation to Opportunity
by Gayane Abrahamyan
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
A center in Armenia provides vital skills to orphaned youth

Farming a Brighter Future
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine January 2010)
In Ethiopia’s breadbasket, agriculture flourishes

Big Dreams, Tough Reality
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine March 2010)
Ethiopia’s university students confront a fast-changing society

Rebuilding a Sure Foundation
by Nicholas Seeley with photographs by Joseph Zakarian
(From ONE magazine July 2010)
Jordan’s Orthodox schools regain their former standing

Lebanon’s Urban Youth
by Spencer Osberg
(From ONE magazine July 2010)
Challenging the status quo

Relevant or Relic?
by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine November 2010)
Monastic life in Ethiopia faces an uncertain future

Building Persons, Forming Good Citizens
by Liam Stack with photographs by Shawn Baldwin
(From ONE magazine January 2009)
Catholic vocational schools prepare Egyptian youth for the future

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

City of Charity
by Liam Stack with photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine May 2009)
New life and a brighter future for Egypt’s needy children

As It Was, So Shall It Remain?
by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2009)
Ethiopia’s Orthodox church retools its clergy for a fast-changing world

Alexandria’s Struggling Sudanese
by Liam Stack
(From ONE magazine September 2009)
A small church in an ancient port city sustains refugees

Pillars of Lebanon
by Spencer Osberg with photographs by Sarah Hunter
(From ONE magazine July 2008)
Catholic schools heal a divided society

Oasis of Hope
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2004)
A religious center helps isolated Christians in Egypt strengthen their faith

Hunger and Hope In Eritrea
text and photographs by Chris Hellier
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2003)
Recurrent cycles of drought and famine may be slowly but steadily ending

Bringing Learning to Life
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2002)
A school in a suburb of Alexandria, Egypt, provides a sanctuary for learning and reason.

Ancient Christians, Modern Mission
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2002)
Southists in Kerala, India, merge past and present.

Education as Transformation
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2002)
Indian college students learn justice and compassion.

From Dust to Dignity
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2002)
Training for an independent life in Upper Egypt.

Thursday’s Child Has a Journey Ahead
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2001)
Greek children with special needs find an oasis in a children’s home called Pammakaristos.

Home Is In Karamoodu
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East September – October 2000)
The door to opportunity is wide open at this home for destitute boys established by the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

Rebuilding Lives in Palestine
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1999)
The ultimate goal of the Pontifical Mission in Jerusalem is to minister to the total needs of the Palestinian people.

Jordan: A Land of Refuge
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1999)
The lives of Jordan’s refugees and bedouin are bettered by the support of the Pontifical Mission.

Men in Black
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
Lviv Theological Academy plays a seminal role in post-Communist Ukraine’s struggle to forge a new identity.

Helping Cairo’s Handicapped
text by Jessica Jones
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1998)
Thanks to a caring priest and a support group called Faith and Light, Egypt’s mentally handicapped find the support they need.

Little Orphan Ahmed
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
A school and orphanage in a Lebanese Shiite Muslim village come to the rescue.

The Deaf Hear, the Mute Speak
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
The hearing impaired in Beirut have a lifeline in the Father Roberts Institute for the Deaf.

Preparing Palestinians for a New Millennium
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1998)
Bethlehem University’s faculty and students look forward to the next millennium.

Toward a Golden Age of the Eastern Churches
text by Athanasius Holub
photographs by Andrei Komar
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1998)
Combining theology and contemplation at Ottawa’s Sheptytsky Institute.

Keeping the Brains in the Family
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2001)
Lebanon’s Catholic universities educate men and women for the good of society.

Harvard’s Hotbed of Hope
text by Brother David Carroll, F.S.C.
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1997)
A handful of professionals from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are chosen to study at Harvard and learn a thing or two about their Middle Eastern neighbors.

The Miracle of Ephpheta
text by George Martin
photographs by Miriam Sushman
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1996)
With the help of some dedicated sisters, the deaf are taught to speak at Paul VI Ephpheta Institute in Bethlehem.

Feeding Mind and Spirit
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1996)
Pontifical Mission libraries all over the Middle East are not only vital areas of resource but also sites for possible interreligious dialogue.

To Rome and Back: The Pontifical Oriental Institute
by the Rev. Edward G. Farrugia, S.J.
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
A history of the Pontifical Oriental Institute as it continues to support ecumenism in the Catholic Church.

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.

The Church in Northern Ethiopia
by Brother Vincent Pelletier, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
Excerpts from a report prepared by CNEWA’s Regional Director for Ethiopia and Eritrea on his November field trip to the northern Ethiopian provinces of Welo, Tigre, Gonder and Gojam.

India’s SEERI Center for Syriac Studies
by the Rev. Dr. Gheevarghese Panicker
photos: courtesy of SEERI
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1995)
The St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute strives to deepen the relationship between India’s Syriac churches.

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.

Passing Through Kerala
by Kamini Desai Sanghvi
photos by Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1994)
A visit to some of CNEWA’s projects in Kerala.

Rough Start, Fine Finish
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East November 1993)
The Lebanese Child Home Association in postwar Beirut provides the city’s children with the support they desperately need.

A Missionary Church Goes on Mission
by Michael J.L. La Civita
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East January 1992)
India’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is finding new ways to minister to its far-flung people.

This Way to the Ark
text and photos by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East October 1992)
CNEWA’s Beirut office generously supports programs for Lebanon’s mentally and physically handicapped.

Answering the Call
text by Mariya Tytarenko with photographs by Petro Didula
(From ONE magazine November 2011)
Recently ordained priests rejuvenate Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church

Bethlehem University Three Years Later
by Brother Patrick White, F.S.C.
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East January 1991)
War-weary students get a second chance at learning as Bethlehem University reopens.

From India, With Love
text and photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East July 1991)
The author travels to India to meet some of the people we serve in this vast land.

Mission in Mendida
by Thomas McHugh
photos by Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East April 1990)
A Catholic technical school in Ethiopia offers hope to the surrounding community.

90 Years in Ethiopia
by Brother Austin David Carroll, F.S.C.
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East July 1990)
The Christian Brothers continue their dedicated service in war-torn, starved Ethiopia.

Rebuilding a School in the Heart of Cairo
by Joyce M. Davis
(From Catholic Near East September 1990)
The Christian Brothers tackle Egypt’s desperate need for schools.

Reaching Out to Neighbors
by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
An update on the activities at Maison du Sacre Coeur in Haifa.

The Young, the Old, and the Handicapped: The Mission in Israel/Palestine
by Carol Hunnybun
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)
Care of the needy and human development were dear to the heart of Paul VI. A Pontifical Mission director from those days remembers.

A Program for All Seasons
text and photos by Joseph Cornelius Donnelly
(From Catholic Near East October 1989)
The Middle East Educational Fellowship Program brings together peoples of all faiths to work together for peace.

A Gateway to Hope
by Bernard Knezich, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1988)
Bethlehem University offers Palestinian students of the West Bank and Gaza an education – which gives them a reason to stay in their homeland.

Educating for Justice and Reconciliation
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1988)
Father Elias Chacour continues “the long, slow labor of teaching young people the treasures of the Sermon on the Mount.”

All Blessed Are the Ones of Pammakaristos
text and photos by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1988)
A home for special children in Greece offers a model program of education and care.

The Drama of Lebanon
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1988)
A simple skit performed by Lebanese children dramatizes a hopeful lesson in this land of violence.

The Good News in Dbayeh
by Michael Healy
photos by Sr. Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1987)
In the midst of Lebanon’s despair, a seed of hope planted by a persistent nun begins to sprout.

Finding Family Among the Tribals
text and photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1986)
A Christian mission strives to lend a hand to remote tribal villages in India.

A Little Sister for Savio Boys Town
by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1986)
In the southwestern state of Kerala in India, a little girl brings a new dose of compassion – and curiosity – to an orphanage for boys.

Feeding Minds
by Antoine D. Nesnas and Conception Pacia
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1984)
By providing a haven for learning, libraries in the Holy Land enrich entire communities.

Fr. Roberts: “The Deaf Hear and the Mute Speak”
by Helen Breen
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1984)
A school for deaf and handicapped boys in Lebanon provides hope for a brighter future.

A Hope for the Future
by Claudia McDonnell
photos by Diane Garnette
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1984)
Pontifical Mission schools in the refugee camps of the Holy Land offer hope for a solid future.

Recipe for Success
by Brother James Connolly, F.S.C.
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1983)
Hotel management courses at Bethlehem University prepare students for jobs in their homeland.

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 Refuse(d) Communities
by Jeannette Isaac
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1982)
With the aid of a dedicated sister from Cairo, a destitute group known as the garbage people receive the help they desperately need.

New Life, New Hope
by Mark Guidera
photos by Tom Guidera
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1981)
The DeBritto House Hostel, run by American Jesuits in the small town of Gomoh, India, provides a serene and healthful setting in which homeless boys can live, work and learn.

St. Ursula’s: More Than a School
text and photos by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1981)
An orphanage in Greece has offered education, shelter and loving care for more than a century.

If It Weren’t for Sister…
by Rev. Martin J. McDermott, S.J.
photos: CNEWA-PMP, Beirut
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1980)
Sister Mary Gustave continues her tireless work in Lebanon.

In Gaza The Blind Don’t Beg
by Helen Breen
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1980)
The Pontifical Mission Center for the Blind in Gaza is a haven of learning and support.

The Perseverance of Bethlehem University
by Paul Wachter
(From ONE magazine November 2004)
Closings and instability do not deter this institution of higher learning

Answering the Call
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2004)
A nursing school in India offers training and hope

Salesian Technical School
by Virginia Rohan
photos: P.W.P.D.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1978)
A special school in Jordan offers an education and hope for future employment to young men.

Feeding the Hungry
by Heather Byrne
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1978)
The joy of reading is delivered to needy schoolchildren in India.

from News

Boarding School Expanded
news from ONE Magazine (28 November 2006)
CNEWA is helping the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Ujjain in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to expand a boarding school for boys.

Update on Iraq
Catholic News Service (4 June 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Five schools in Gaza — two Catholic and three Christian — face closure if the Hamas government follows through on an order forbidding coeducational institutions, said the director general of Latin Patriarchate Schools in Palestine and Israel.

Education a Priority for Church Agencies Aiding Iraqis
Catholic News Service (12 February 2015)
SHARIAH COLLECTIVE, Iraq (CNS) — Young children happily sing songs in Kurdish and Arabic, play interactive games, learn to count and how to read and write under a big colorful tent. Meanwhile, teens and pre-teens study more serious subjects.

Cardinal Says Education Is Key to Iraqi Refugees’ Recovery
Catholic News Service (15 April 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Educating children is the best way to help displaced Iraqi Christians recover from the traumatic experience of being chased from their homes by Islamic State militants, said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, after an 11-12 April visit to Erbil.

Small Schoolhouse Fosters Big Dreams for Roma Youngsters in Macedonia
Catholic News Service (18 June 2015)
SKOPJE, Macedonia (CNS) — In a small schoolhouse in Macedonia’s capital, Roma children share big aspirations.

Israel’s Christian Students Demonstrate Against Cuts in School Budgets
Catholic News Service (8 September 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — As Israeli students began their second week of classes on 6 September, thousands of students and teachers from Christian schools converged in front of the Israeli prime minister’s office to protest government budget cuts to their schools.

After Monthlong Strike, Christian Schools Open in Israel
Catholic News Service (29 September 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christian schools opened in Israel Sept. 28 after an almost monthlong strike demanding equality in budgeting.

from Blog Content

Planting Water, Growing Minds
Water purification in Beirut.

New Delhi’s Holy Family Orphanage Celebrates a Wedding
An orphanage in New Delhi affords "street children" opportunities to lead healthy, prosperous lives.

Happy Anniversary, Ephpheta!
Sami El-Yousef discusses the 40th anniversary celebration of the Paul VI Ephpheta Institute.

People You Meet Along the Way
Bob Pape, CNEWA's Director of Major Gifts, shares his view on how important every person you meet can be to your journey in faith.

Picture of the Day: An Armenian Welcome
The work of Sister Arousiag Sajonian has touched countless lives over the last five decades.

Picture of the Day: Now Hear This
A young student at the Ephpheta Institute responds to hearing a new sound through an external hearing device. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Are You Ready for Some Football?
Students of the Asela school and orphanage, administered by the Consolata Fathers, a Catholic community of brothers and priests, play soccer on the playground. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

In Memoriam: Ato Feleke
Several days ago, we heard some sad news. A beloved member of our Ethiopian staff, Ato Feleke, passed away suddenly.

Picture of the Day: Sparking Crafts, Honing Lives
Students at the Don Bosco Institute attend a welding class in the Rod el Farag neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, 12 November 2008.

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)

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Where It All Began
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the ninth day of his pastoral visit to India.

Picture of the Day: An Education Changes Everything
Teacher, Manna Gebreyons, interacts with her students at a Catholic School in the Tigrayan village of Sebia, in Ethiopia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

An Ethiopian Odyssey: Warm Welcome
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the beginning of his pastoral visit to Ethiopia.

"Velma's Dream" for Jerusalem
CNEWA Canada is partnering with the Catholic Women's League of Canada to support at-risk youth in Jerusalem.

A Graduation in Gaza
Sami El-Yousef attended a graduation ceremony in Gaza.

Ephpheta Expands
Sami El-Yousef discusses a new development at the Ephpheta Institute.

'Across' Across Canada
Melodie Gabriel, of CNEWA Canada, shares news of a touring panel discussing a documentary about Bethlehem University.

Picture of the Day: Madonna and Child
Budding artists at work in the Asela orphanage school in Ethiopia. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: Praying in the Language of Jesus
Israeli-Arab fourth-grade students pray in Aramaic during language class at Jish Elementary School in Jish, Israel, 20 June. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hil)

Picture of the Day: Catechists in Ethiopia
Capuchin Franciscans take a break from a continuing education and formation program for catechists in Bhurat, Ethiopia. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: The Eager Scholar
A young student takes notes at Bethlehem Day Care Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Students Reaching for the Top in Lebanon
dents play at St. Charles School in Achrafieh located in east Beirut. (photo: Sarah Hunter)

"Breathing with Two Lungs" at Catholic University
For the first time, The Catholic University of America has appointed an Eastern Catholic to head its School of Theology.

"Where Do We Preserve Our Traditions?"
Palestinian-Chileans found a school to help members of younger generations retain a sense of heritage.

Picture of the Day: Helping Children in Lebanon
A resident of the Divine House in Zahle, Lebanon takes a break from playtime. (photo: Gabriel Delmonaco)

Bethlehem University Honored with International Award
Bethlehem University received The International Federation of Catholic Universities' Sciat vt Serviat Award last month.

Picture of the Day: A School "as Diverse as Lebanon"
A first–year design student takes a break from studying at Notre Dame University in Lebanon. (photo: CNS/Nancy Wiechec)

Picture of the Day: Following the Good Shepherd
In this photo taken in 2005, Sister Winifred Doherty, a Good Shepherd sister, enjoys lunch with children at The Good Shepherd school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Egypt's "City of Charity"
A resident of a home for abandoned children in King Mariut, Egypt. The home is run by the priests and sisters of the Institute of the Incarnate Word. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Educating Ethiopia's Children
CNEWA has been a longtime supporter of the The Kidane Mehret Children's Home and School in Ethiopia. (photo: Gabriel Delmonaco)

Picture of the Day: Revealing Hidden Talent
Asela orphanage alumnus Matheas Hussein studies music at Addis Ababa University. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: Making the Grade in Ethiopia
The latest issue of the magazine features as its cover story a look at the success of Catholic schools in Ethiopia.

Ma'brouk, Bishop Marwan!
Today, a good friend of CNEWA, Maronite Father Marwan Tabet, was named bishop of the eparchy of Saint-Maron de Montreal of the Maronites by Pope Benedict XVI.

Picture of the Day: Scintillating Skills
Students at the Don Bosco institute practice welding in the Rod el Farag neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, on 12 November 2008. (photo: Shawn Baldwin)

Picture of the Day: Daughters of Hope
The girls being cared for at St. Joseph's in Kerala look forward to a brighter future. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

"Oh, woman, great is thy faith!"
Major gifts officer Bob Pape shares an anecdote of a strikingly selfless donor.

Picture of the Day: Egypt's Future
A young student poses for a picture at a Jesuit-run school in Minya, Upper Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: A Closer Look
An Egyptian girl wants a closer look at Verbo Encarnado Sister Maria de la Santa Faz. (photo: Mohammed El-Dakhakhny)

CNEWA's Women: "Opening the Doors to the Lord"
Aleena Gichie discusses the important work performed by women in CNEWA's world.

Picture of the Day: Making the Honor Roll
Students participate in class at St. Jean Baptiste De La Salle Catholic School. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Finding Answers in Ethiopia
A young girl completes a class project at Meki Catholic School. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Reaping What They Sew
With direction from the sisters, women at Queen’s Garments have a chance to better their lives. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Encountering Holy Land Christians: Hearing is Believing
Megan Knighton, a charitable giving advisor for CNEWA, shares a few details from her visit to the Holy Land.

Encountering Christians in the Holy Land: A Dream for Children
Megan Knighton, a charitable giving advisor for CNEWA, shares a few details from her visit to the Infant Welfare Center in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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)

“Al Taught Me a Lot About Living the Gospel”
CNEWA Major Gift Officer Norma Intriago shares her recollections of late CNEWA donor Al Lagan.

Picture of the Day: Seeing a Brighter Future
Several years ago, we reported on the remarkable work being undertaken by a congregation of sisters in Egypt seeking to help some of the poorest children in the country

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic… and Dignity
In the Summer 2013 issue of ONE, journalist Don Duncan writes about the Atse Tekle Ghiorgis School, and how it’s changing the lives of some of Ethiopia’s poorest children. Below, he offers some further reflections.

Picture of the Day: Uplifting the Student Body
CNEWA President Msgr. John E. Kozar plays with students at the Atse Tekla Ghiorgis School in Ethiopia. (photo: Thomas Varghese/CNEWA)

Picture of the Day: Drizzling and Dribbling
Boys from the Malankara Boys' Home decide not to let a little rain spoil a perfectly good game of soccer. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: Educational Oasis
Father Luis Montes, who directs St. Aloysius School, makes time to play with the students. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Page One: Headlines for 10/2/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Food for Thought
A child of the village of Sebeya enjoys an enriched biscuit. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: Hair and Now
The Godano Rehabilitation Project, which serves about 140 women under the age of 20, offers computer and beauty-school classes. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Hungry to Learn
In Ethiopia, school meals greatly improve concentration among students, such as Teklit Gebru of Sebeya. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: The Write Stuff
Catholic institutions in Upper Egypt, such as the Jesuit’s school in Minya, are largely responsible for the growth of the Coptic Catholic Church. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Homework
Sister Bincy Joseph assists the girls with their homework. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Side By Side in Bethlehem
In 2004 image, two women — a Muslim and a Catholic sister — take notes during class at Bethlehem University. (photo: Steve Sabella)

In Ukraine, Catholic University Students Appeal for Support
Amid the protests in Kiev, Catholic University students appeal for global solidarity.

Picture of the Day: Sew Far, Sew Good
A Gaza City woman works a sewing machine in a dressmaking class hosted by the the Near East Council of Churches. (photo: Eman Mohammed)

Picture of the Day: Learning from the Master
Village boys in Ethiopia receive oral instruction from an Orthodox scribe, or debtera. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Head of the Class
Several years ago, we profiled Catholic schools that were making a difference in Lebanon.

Picture of the Day: Out of Darkness
Myven Aihab prepares for winter exams and hopes one day to pursue a degree in anthropology. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Envisioning a Better Future
Journalist Sarah Topol reflects on the Santa Lucia Home, the topic of her recent article in ONE.

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

Picture of the Day: Wash and Learn
A culinary student at the Youth Development Center in Gyumri, Armenia, cleans up after a class. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

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)

Picture of the Day: Costumes and Customs
Students perform a folklore dance at the Franciscan School in Abou Kir, Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Sharing a Plate
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. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Flowers of Faridabad
Girls tend to plants at San Joe Puram in the Faridabad district of the northern Indian state of Haryana. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: A Craft to Remember
At the Mar Shemmon Bar Sabbae Chaldean Catholic Church in Tbilisi, Keti, 18, works to master the ancient art of cloisonné enamel (minankari in Georgian). (photo: Molly Corso)

Picture of the Day: Key Fundamentals
Students play basketball at San Joe Puram in the Faridabad district of the northern Indian state of Haryana. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: An Admirer Looks On
Sister Ayelech prepares food in the kitchen of the Blessed Gebremichael Catholic School in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. (photo: Petterik Wiggers/Panos PIctures)

Picture of the Day: Instruction Constricted
Israeli-Arab fourth-grade students pray in Aramaic during language class. Dozens of Christian schools in Israel may be shutting their doors this year due to restrictions by the Israeli government, Christian educators warn. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hill)

Picture of the Day: Inclusive Education
Culinary students speak and sign to one another at the Women’s Promotion Center in Addis Ababa. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: A Neat Suite
A student at the Shashemene School for the Blind sets his bed in the morning. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: Hands-On Instruction
Ambili Elias, a teacher at Ashabhavan, helps three students with their daily lessons. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day:
A Memento From the Infant Welfare Center

Spring has arrived early in New York City, and, during a much-needed spring-cleaning of my desk, I uncovered this memento from a trip to the Holy Land back in 2013.

Picture of the Day: Touch Typing
Students at the Shashemene School for the Blind practice using Braille typewriters. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: Inside Ukraine’s Sole Catholic University
Students socialize on the campus of Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. (photo: Petro Zadorozhnyy)

Picture of the Day: The Most Important Meal of the Day
A student at Ashabhavan (“House of Hope”) enjoys breakfast. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: A Different Class of Institution
Students at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv walk through an academic building. (photo: Petro Zadorozhnyy)

Picture of the Day: School Days
Sister Ferdos Zora teaches students in a preschool in Erbil run by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena. (photo: Paul Jeffrey)

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Constantine Dabbagh

Constantine Dabbagh was a key collaborator with CNEWA for many years, spearheading efforts to help the poor in Gaza...

Picture of the Day: The Warmth of Africa
A young student in Ethiopia offers a warm greeting as he begins another school day. (photo: John E. Kozar)

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Atsede Gebretsadik

Atsede Gebetsadik attended the Atse Tekle Ghiorgis School in Addis Ababa, and has now returned there to teach.

Picture of the Day: Serving Idukki’s Children
Sreya Maria Therese attends Ashabhavan — a school for children with special needs, administered by the Sacred Heart Sisters — in Rajakkad, in the Idukki district of Kerala. (photo: Jose Jacob)

The East Heads West:
CNEWA Visits the L.A. Religious Ed Congress

CNEWA Visits the L.A. Religious Ed Congress

Picture of the Day: A Touch of Class
or two decades, Caritas Georgia has provided a wide range of services — including classes and health care — to the most vulnerable populations of the Caucasus. (photo: Antioni di Vico)

Picture of the Day: Branches of Learning
Students stay cool in the shade in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: The Dance of Life
Students join hands to perform the dabke, a folk dance native to the Levant, at the Father Roberts Institute for Deaf Children north of Beirut. (photo: Don Duncan)

Picture of the Day: Signs of Progress
Students conduct class in sign language at the Father Roberts Institute for Deaf Children, north of Beirut. (photo: Don Duncan)

from CNEWA Connections

In Memoriam Ato Feleke
(From CNEWA Connections February 2012)

Fostering Education and Opportunities in Lebanon
(From CNEWA Connections May 2012)

“We Are So Grateful to You”
(From CNEWA Connections June 2012)