This issue on CYC-ONLINE, the 35th since we started almost three years ago, started out as a non-issue “as will become clear. "Let's take a year-end break," we said amongst ourselves, the editors and the regular columnists. But as soon as we said it, we thought "Well maybe not. People have come to expect CYC-ONLINE each month. The child and youth care workers around the world will all be at their posts," “so here we are: Issue #35.
Sure, there's a holiday flavour; it's a season of the year when many people around the world, old and young, celebrate a festival of one sort or another. Yet many of the youngsters in our programs don't get to go on a holiday “in fact at this time they may feel more than ever the pain and loneliness of their circumstances.
There is the usual full Contents Page for this issue, but we are also running an unofficial contents page here as well, highlighting some of the features which live on this web site and which are worth a second reading for those who have seen them before ...
The Nativity Play by Annette Cockburn
Jonathon the Goose: A Christmas Story from Ireland
Vanka, a short story by Anton Chekov
Christmas in Care by Thom Garfat
Rethinking Christmas by Kelly Shaw
Christmas Past by Brian Gannon
With warm end-of-year greetings from
All at CYC-Net