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HAITI/ Three years after the earthquake, still a need for a people reborn

Three years have passed since the earthquake that shook Haiti on January 12, 2010, leaving the country in a state of emergency. AVSI continues its commitment to support the Haitian people

NEW YORK ENCOUNTER/ 2013: Experiencing Freedom

New York Encounter is an annual free three-day public festival introducing a variety of charitable, cultural, and work-related initiatives. The theme of this year is: Experiencing freedom

BETHLEHEM/ A course to help mothers with problems with their children

The first semester of the course “Improving parenting skills in handling a proper communication with one’s children” for the mothers of the students at Terra Sancta College has concluded

JAPAN/ The meaning of Christmas and the traditional New Year

SAKI ITO, a Japanese girl, describes the way Christmas is lived in Japan, despite the country is not Christian, and the traditional importance of the passage from the old to the new year

SHOOTING/ A wound that nails down our misery

RIRO MANISCALCO comments on the terrible tragedy that struck Newton, Connecticut, where a 20 year old killed 26 people, including 20 children at an elementary school.

HOLY LAND/ Elderly people in Bethlehem

ATS pro Terra Sancta seeks to help meeting the needs of the elderly in the Holy Land, often left to their own devices by a social system that fails to provide adequate health care

GAZA/ Unfortunately a comprehensive solution seems still to be very far away

Father Pizzaballa’s statement on the situation in Gaza and the importance of the many small initiatives of dialogue and peace which show that the refusal of violence is still possible

GAZA/ The shelling has stopped. But what will remain?

Father VINCENT NAGLE comments on the current situation in Gaza, and how it is viewed by the Christians, who disapprove of violence but also feel the desperate nature of their position.

GAZA STRIP/ Emergency for the Christian community

Within the very small Christian community in the Gaza Strip there is great fear and tension. The recount of the members of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word who are in Gaza City

ISRAEL/ In Tel Aviv, under the stairs, the fear of a continual war

Israeli music teacher ARNON ZACK recounts his experience of the attack on Tel Aviv by Hamas, and talks about the effects that living in constant fear has on a person.

NEW JERSEY/ Back to Work After Hurricane Sandy: Signs of Recovery

ALLISON SALERNO describe the situation in her town in New Jersey and the difficulties which still have to be overcome. But the storm has created so many stories worth being recounted

HAITI/ Hurricane Sandy brought death and destruction here too, but no one pays attention to us

FIAMMETTA CAPPELLINI describes the situation in Haiti after Hurricane Sandy, what the volunteers are doing to help, and laments the lack of media coverage for the disaster there.

HURRICANE SANDY/ After the Storm: Grateful

ALLISON SALERNO reports from New Jersey, a state suffering “incalculable loss”, and she describes what is happening in her neighborhood, where people are coming together.

HURRICANE SANDY/ 7 text messages from New York tell the tale of the storm

RIRO MANISCALCO communicates with ilsussidiario.net during the deadly Hurricane Sandy, currently ripping through the East Coast, while sitting in the flickering light listening to the radio.

HURRICANE SANDY/ Waiting for a Storm: Unexpected Beauty

ALLISON SALERNO reports from New Jersey on the wait for Hurricane Sandy, the “Frankenstorm” set to arrive on the East Coast tonight, and the moments of beauty amid the anxiousness.

MEDCONFERENCE/ The core of the medical profession

On October 19, the 4th edition of the MedConference will begin. The organizers strongly desire to provide a yearly meeting place where health care professionals can come to dialogue

CALIFORNIA/ Magnificat Foundation hosts “Day of Faith” at Crystal Cathedral

The Magnificat Foundation will hold a “Day of Faith” to inaugurate the new Year of Faith announced by Pope Benedict XVI at the future Christ Cathedral in California.

HOLY LAND/ Magnificat: Music as a bridge between peoples

“Magnificat – Music in the Holy City“ reaches a new step forward with the opening of the new premises and brings together students from a number of music schools, from Italy to Sarajevo

SEPTEMBER 11/ Reflections of a Spouse

ALLISON SALERNO reflects on the terrible events of September 11, what she felt as the wife of someone in the towers at the time, and how their lives are going after 11 years.

RIMINI MEETING/ A Friendship seeking the Infinite

SHARON MOLLERUS describes this year’s Meeting in Rimini, the conferences and exhibits, and that friendship that unites people of all faiths and ethnicities in the search for the Infinite.
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