Romania
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Romanian cook serves up love with meals for the homeless

Homelessness
by Susan Olasky
Posted 12/01/15, 01:00 pm

For more than a decade, Alina Sharebenescue has been cooking soup in a small kitchen at the Light and Life center in Bucharest, Romania. She prepares homemade food for people without homes. 

“Many were rejected when born, left in the hospital or actually in the street. They grow in the street and come here and know us,” she said.

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Strada Film

Shoestring classics

Romania | The post-communism explosion of high-quality Romanian films continues at the Tribeca Film Festival
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/01/15, 01:00 am

NEW YORK—Romanian director Alexander Nanau’s young son Jacob, jet-lagged, had fallen asleep at a New York coffee shop near the Tribeca Film Festival. Nanau gently woke him: Time to go. People to meet. Screenings to host.

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A pro-life voice in the abortion capital of the world

Abortion
by Susan Olasky
Posted 2/03/15, 02:15 pm

BUCHAREST, Romania—The nation of Romania has the highest abortion rate in all of Europe. From the late 1960s to the late 1980s, communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu strongly suppressed the killing of unborn Romanian children. That was not because he believed in the sanctity of human life, but because he wanted to build up the Romanian population to support his dictatorial aims.

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