NEW YORK–CNEWA WORLD, the bimonthly magazine of Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), has been renamed ONE. The name change will be implemented with the May–June 2004 edition
While serving as CNEWA’s primary educational tool, the magazine also reflects the papal agency’s charism to always act as if we are all one, unless we are forced to encounter a difference.
ONE recognizes we are all believers in the one God, citizens of one world, members of one human family and a part of the one church of Christ.
Without doubt, ONE is a Catholic publication. Like the agency it reflects, ONE bucks the trend of modern society, which emphasizes what divides us, either by nationality, ethnicity, religion, politics or values. Rather, ONE recognizes both what makes all peoples and faiths unique and what all people of good will have in common: the God-given gift of love.
CNEWA was founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926 to serve the churches and peoples of the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe. Projects include needy child, seminarian and novice sponsorship programs; village redevelopment; health care and education; and interfaith dialogue.