from ONE

Kerala’s Bittersweet Phenomenon
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
Emigration fuels a local economy, but strains family ties

One Day At a Time In Kerala
text by Paul Wachter
photographs by Cody Christopulos
(From ONE magazine July 2005)
Kerala, known as “God’s Own Country,” has an alcohol problem

Brotherhood of Believers
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1994)
A visit to a mosque in Damascus reminds the author that we are all children of God.

Restoring Peace of Mind in Kerala
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine May 2011)
India’s churches fill the gap in mental health care

A Wounded Land
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine January 2011)
As Kerala’s agriculture collapses, some farmers turn to organic methods

Burying Alcoholism
text by Mariya Tytarenko with photographs by Yuriy Dyachyshyn
(From ONE magazine January 2010)
Ukrainians tackle a longstanding social ill

A Light of Hope for Lebanon’s Addicts
by Marilyn Raschka with photographs by Sarah Hunter
(From ONE magazine September 2009)
A drug rehabilitation center offers its residents a new lease on life

Fighting a Modern Plague
text by Ben Cramer
photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine May – June 2004)
Palestinians battle to rescue their youth from drug addiction

Rebuilding Lives as Well as Beirut
text and photos by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East October 1991)
A drug treatment center in Lebanon combines holistic and psychiatric methods to help the addicted.

The Gift of Grace
text and photos by Lucinda Kidd
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
The House of Grace in Haifa is rebuilding a broken Palestinian community.

from Blog Content

Bishops in Kerala May List Drinking as a Sin
To battle growing rates of alcoholism in Kerala, the Temperance Commission of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council argues that drinking should be counted as a sin.

Picture of the Day: One Day at a Time
Since attending Navachaithanya's detoxification program, the man above has stayed sober. He now runs a small farm, including the banana plantation pictured. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Kicking Addiction
Recovering addicts attend a morning yoga class at the detoxification clinic in Kerala. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: In Treatment in Kerala
Men gather for class in Navachaithanya, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center established in 1991 by the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Irinjalakuda, in Kerala. (photo: Cody Christopulos)