from ONE

by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine July 2006)
The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church

Montréal à la Libanaise
text by David Sheehan
photographs by Cody Christopulos
(From ONE magazine September 2004)
Lebanese immigrants make proud Canadians

Diversity Down Under
story and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine May 2007)
Leaving turmoil behind for a new life in Australia

Going West
by Dorothy Humanitzki
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2002)
The mass emigration of Christians from the Middle East continues. In the face of recent unrest, what will the future bring?

Middle Eastern, Central American Style
by Paul Wachter with photographs by Carina Wint
(From ONE magazine September 2006)
Arabs have found a new home in Honduras

Straddling Two Worlds: Canada's Ukrainians
by Jars Balan
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2001)
Though they look to their Old World past, Canada’s Ukrainians are firmly planted in the New World.

Kerala’s Bittersweet Phenomenon
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
Emigration fuels a local economy, but strains family ties

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

A Priest With Global Reach
by Jomi Thomas and Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine May 2008)
A pastor in southern India tackles unemployment and poverty

Keeping the Faith in Bangalore
by Sean Sprague and Mahesh Bhast
(From ONE magazine September 2007)
Bangalore is booming with Keralites

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

Changing Lives in Northern Kerala
by Sean Sprague and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine November 2007)
A Syro-Malabar charity reaches the poor in remote Kerala

Little Armenia
text and photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2002)
Traditions are important to those who settle in a new country.

Paradise in Brazil
text by Fidel Madeira with photographs by Izan Petterle
(From ONE magazine July 2011)
The world’s largest Melkite community calls São Paulo home

A Town Named ‘Good’
by Hanne Foighel
(From ONE magazine July 2011)
Taybeh’s Christians persevere in spite of occupation and emigration

Forging a New Detroit
text by Lori Quatro with photographs by Fabrizio Costantini
(From ONE magazine January 2010)
Christian and Muslim Arab-Americans form a community

(From ONE magazine September 2010)
Land of Alexandrian Christianity

(From ONE magazine September 2010)
Not just a nation, but a message

(From ONE magazine September 2010)
Land of Abraham of Ur of the Chaldeans

(From ONE magazine September 2010)
Home of the Apostles

(From ONE magazine September 2010)
A fragmented holy land

by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine January 2009)
Middle East Christians on the Move

America’s Horn of Africa
by Vincent Gragnani with photographs by Erin Edwards
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
Eriteans and Ethiopians make a home in Washington, D.C.

by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine January 2011)
It’s a Small World

Blooming Where They Are Planted
by Marilyn Raschka
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2002)
In the midst of ancient Roman ruins, a Christian community works to strengthen its faith.

Upper Egypt’s Copts
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2002)
Coptic Christians strive to improve the lot of all Egyptians.

Small Potatoes: Hungary’s Serbian Orthodox
by Jacqueline Ruyak
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1998)
A profile of Hungary’s Serbian Orthodox community.

Home Away from Home: Maronites in the United States
by Chorbishop Seely Beggiani
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1997)
A history of the Maronite Church and its North American faithful.

In Aleppo, Houses Are Half a Quarter
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
A new housing project provides hope for Christian families in Syria’s second largest city.

The Melkites of Jerusalem
text and photos by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
More than 10,000 strong, the Greek Melkite Catholic Church of Jerusalem is alive and well in city where Christianity began.

Against All Odds: The Assyrian Church
by Brother David Carroll, F.S.C., Ph.D.
photos: courtesy, Assyrian Church of the East
(From Catholic Near East January 1992)
After centuries of persecution, the Assyrian Church of the East is putting down new roots in exile.

An Iraqi “Catch 22”
by Michael J.L. La Civita
photos by Dwight Cendrowski
(From Catholic Near East January 1991)
Christian Iraqis in America strive to maintain their Chaldean roots while embracing a new American culture.

Old Russia Transplanted
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East April 1991)
A community of Old Believers in Erie, Pennsylvania, maintains its unique Russian culture.

A Test of Faith for Romanians
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East April 1990)
A Romanian Catholic community thrives in Queens, New York, but remembers the turmoil of its mother country.

Romanian Easter
by Rev. George C. Muresan
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1985)
Romanian Catholics in the United States cherish the heritage of their mother country while celebrating their faith in a new homeland.

A Fish in the Desert
text by the Rev. William D. Corcoran
photos by Miriam Sushman
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1994)
An ancient village in Jordan strives to maintain its identity in an increasingly technological society.

East Goes West
by Vincent Gragnani
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2004)
Middle Eastern Christians keep their heritage alive in Southern California

Deep Roots in a Fertile Land
text by Marlin Dick
photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From ONE magazine May – June 2004)
Christians cultivate their faith in Syria’s historic breadbasket

Sharing Space in an Adopted Home
text by Matthew Matuszak
photographs by Hryhoriy Prystay
(From ONE magazine May – June 2004)
Balkan emigrants live side by side in multiethnic Chicago

from News

Sectarian Strife Scaring Away Egypt’s Christians
Catholic News Service (11 April 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — Mounting sectarian violence in Egypt is pushing tens of thousands of Egyptian Christians to look for security abroad, say Christian community members, church leaders and aid workers.

Eritrean Bishops: Numbers Imprisoned, Fleeing Leave Country Desolate
Catholic News Service (12 June 2014)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (CNS) — Eritrea’s four Catholic bishops said the vast numbers of people fleeing the country, as well as those in prison or the army, had left the African country desolate.

from Blog Content

Coming to America
The Associated Press reports on Arab Christians leaving the Middle East for the West, a trend CNEWA has been detailing for years.

Picture of the Day: Help for Iraqis
An altar server stands near a statue of Jesus in greater Stockholm's Syriac Catholic church. (photo: Magnus Aronson)

Picture of the Day: Their Home
Five-year-old Alexi, a member of the mostly Filipino Sacred Heart Latin Catholic parish in Amman, Jordan, loves to dance. (photo: Tanya Habjouqa)

Picture of the Day: Making a Better Life in Kerala
Mr. and Mrs. Mathew prepare dinner while Jiya plays with her grandmother. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Syria's Christians
n this unpublished photo, taken in 2003, two young boys play in front of a church in a Christian Village near Homs, Syria. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Keralites Calling Mumbai Home
The Eparchy of Kalyan's dance troupe rehearses a traditional Keralite routine during an annual celebration for mothers' groups in Mumbai.

The Faithful Who Are Fleeing the Holy Land
The Catholic Courier has more on the unfolding tale, and uncertain fate, of the Christian presence in the Holy Land.

Chaos and Courageous Questions
The National Catholic Register's Tim Drake spoke recently with Bashar Matti Warda, the Chaldean archbishop of Erbil in Northern Iraq

Picture of the Day: The Middle East's Way of the Cross
Jesus falls the first time, the third Station of the Cross, is depicted in the prayer book for the Way of the Cross service on Good Friday at Rome's Colosseum. (image: CNS)

Picture of the Day: In Egypt, "We Continue to Have Hope"
A little boy looks on in the southern Egyptian village of Qenna, where the church remains the focus of the Christian community. (photo: David Degner)

Picture of the Day: Saving the Children of War
Children gather in a makeshift classroom in the Al Waer neighborhood of Homs. (photo: Ziad Hilal, S.J.)

Page One: Headlines for 8/27/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Fleeing Syria
Mustafa Abu Bekir, 23, is carried by a family member as they enter Turkey from the Turkish Cilvegozu border gate on 9 September. (photo: CNS/Umit Bektas, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Teach Us to Pray
Philip Deeb and Philip Massamiri read from a prayer book during services at St. Ephrem Maronite Academy. (photo: Lyon Liew)

Picture of the Day: Prayer From Abroad
Ramiz Toma, an Iraqi Christian living in Sweden, attends the Divine Liturgy at least once a week. (photo: Magnus Aronson)

Picture of the Day: Left Behind
Yesterday, our daily news summary noted the phenomenon of nurses leaving Kerala for better salaries abroad.

Picture of the Day: Doves for Peace in Palestine
Three years ago, we profiled a village in Palestine, where there was an unsual effort underway to promote peace.