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news item 24 Jan 2011 – To improve further the formation of its clergy, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has released the Development Bible Manual, a set of educational tools church leaders intend to integrate into the curricula at the church’s clergy training centers. Read more...


news item 24 Jan 2011 – The deadly attacks on Baghdad’s Christian community last autumn — especially the assault on Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Church on 31 October — has prompted a new wave of Iraqi Christians to flee for safe havens in the Kurd-controlled portions of the country or to Jordan and Syria. Read more...


news item 24 Jan 2011 – The Jerusalem office of CNEWA-Pontifical Mission concluded a two-year labor intensive program in December. Funded in part with grants from Misereor, Caritas Luxembourg and Caritas Switzerland, the program provided temporary employment for more than 1,000 Palestinian men and women in the districts of Bethlehem, Jericho, Jerusalem and Ramallah. In addition, the program improved the facilities of more than 70 Palestinian institutions, both church and secular, including community centers, health and child care facilities, schools and youth clubs. Read more...


news item 24 Jan 2011 – Three recipients of microcredit loans from the Beirut office of CNEWA-Pontifical Mission received awards from the Citi Group Foundation in Lebanon in December. Anis Hoayek, Hanna Mouhanna and Claire Saleh received cash prizes from the foundation, which began its awards program in 2005 to promote the effectiveness of microfinance in alleviating poverty throughout the world. Read more...


news item 24 Jan 2011 – CNEWA’s national office in the United States has renewed its campaign to build homes for the neediest families in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Launched in late 2010, the campaign is building homes for 30 families and plans to redouble construction in 2011. Read more...