In regions of conflict and poverty worldwide, children are caught in the crosshairs, innocent victims of situations they had no hand in creating. Some of these children — and those in the church helping them overcome their tragic circumstances — are the focus of the December issue of CNEWA’s award-winning ONE magazine, now available online.
In this issue, learn about the various churches and church-affiliated groups working to assist these children and give them hope in a brighter future.
Be inspired by teenage girls in Ethiopia, victims of various forms of violence, and by orphaned children who — although they are broken are not crushed — grow into successful young adults thanks to the care they receive from the church.
Read about a church-sponsored cultural center in Gaza that is providing young men and women with a space to grow, learn and socialize in a safe environment.
Learn about a children’s center in Armenia that serves as a bright spot for the entire town of Artashat and beyond.
Discover how Catholic schools offer a reassuring presence to Egypt’s poor Christian families and their children.
Then, consider the call to be a Good Samaritan through the example of Christians in Hungary who stepped up to meet the needs of the other in response to the refugee crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Finally, read our web exclusive on how legislation passed by the Indian government is affecting the work of the church with the poor and vulnerable and how church groups face a resource shortage.
But that is not all! Our commitment to offer stories of hope to our growing number of Spanish readers continues with the publication of “Partidos, No Aplastados” our cover story, available in Spanish.
We hope you will be inspired by the lives of those you will meet in this edition, people living in some of the most challenging places in the world, and be moved to support them in overcoming their struggles.
If you would like to share these stories of hope with others, contact us to make a gift subscription for a loved one or a friend.
Wishing all of our readers a blessed Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!
Laura Ieraci is assistant editor of ONE.