May – June 2004


Cover Story
Desert Fathers
Egyptian monastery shelters tradition and enlivens the Coptic faith
text and photographs by Sean Sprague

Deep Roots in a Fertile Land
Christians cultivate their faith in Syria’s historic breadbasket
text by Marlin Dick; photographs by Armineh Johannes

Sharing Space in an Adopted Home
Balkan emigrants live side by side in multiethnic Chicago
text by Matthew Matuszak; photographs by Hryhoriy Prystay

Fighting a Modern Plague
Palestinians battle to rescue their youth from drug addiction
text by Ben Cramer; photographs by Peter Lemieux

One World
People and events from around the world of CNEWA

From the Secretary General
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern

A Letter From the Editor