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

Building Hope
text by Anthony Kurian
photographs by Mohan Jacob
(From ONE magazine January 2005)
Church-sponsored housing program in the south Indian city of Trivandrum promises a secure future

Changing Lives in Northern Kerala
by Sean Sprague and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine November 2007)
A Syro-Malabar charity reaches the poor in remote Kerala

Rebuilding Lives in Palestine
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1999)
The ultimate goal of the Pontifical Mission in Jerusalem is to minister to the total needs of the Palestinian people.

Restoring Lebanon
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1999)
Through the good times and the bad, the Pontifical Mission had been a beacon to the people of Lebanon.

Alleviating the Housing Woes of Jerusalem’s Christians
text by George Martin
photographs by Miriam Sushman
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1998)
CNEWA is making a world of difference for poor Christians living in the Old City.

In Aleppo, Houses Are Half a Quarter
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
A new housing project provides hope for Christian families in Syria’s second largest city.

Rebuilding Lebanon
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1995)
Slowly, with the help of CNEWA, Lebanon restores war–ravaged homes, villages and the lives of its people.

The Christians of Ain Arik
text and photos by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1994)
Christians in the village of Ain Arik.

Lebanon’s Own Shangri-la
text and photos by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1994)
A haven for the elderly in Lebanon celebrates joie de vivre.

The House That Jack Rebuilt
text and photos by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East January 1993)
Two villages in Lebanon are now hopeful thanks to the Pontifical Mission.

Rough Start, Fine Finish
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East November 1993)
The Lebanese Child Home Association in postwar Beirut provides the city’s children with the support they desperately need.

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.

Called to Do the Truth
by Thomas Riley
photos by Joan Tedeschi
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
Emmaus house in Harlem is Eastern Christianity at work in the West.

by John E. Kozar
(From ONE March 2012)
Images from the world of CNEWA

A Child’s Rights Restored
text and photographs by Molly Corso
(From ONE March 2012)
Ending child homelessness in Georgia

A New Home With a New Family
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2003)
A village community is providing hope for homeless in rural India

Shelter in Bethlehem
by Carol Hunnybun
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1981)
The Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles at the Orphanage of the Pontifical Mission in Bethlehem offer security, love and trust to homeless girls aged 4 through 18.

The Long Road Home
by David Sheehan
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2004)
Lebanese rebuild their villages damaged by war

Growing Strong: The Diocese of Trichur
by Rev. Thomas Kizhoor
photos: The Diocese of Trichur
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1979)
Christians in southwestern India find success with a little help from the Father of the Poor.

A Voice for Justice
by Ferry Biedermann
(From ONE magazine May 2005)
One Israeli’s mission to advocate justice and secure peace

from News

Building the Good Life on the Hills of the West Bank
Catholic News Service (31 May 2013)
RAWABI, West Bank (CNS) — About 20 minutes from the Palestinian economic hub of Ramallah, the new city of Rawabi is sprouting on a rocky hillside.

A Year After War, Gazans Persist at Rebuilding — With Help of Aid Groups
Catholic News Service (17 July 2015)
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (CNS) — Fawzi Abu Jame’a had finally finished building his family’s dream home just eight months before the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic party that governs Gaza. Unable to work because of diabetes, Jame’a had borrowed money from friends to buy the last materials he needed, but he believed it was worth it. His two children could play inside without being seen by Israeli soldiers watching from the border less than a mile away.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: A Helping Hand
Aida Yassi, a resident of the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, shows pictures of her creations from an album that spans her entire career. (photo: J Carrier)

Picture of the Day: A Window to the Future
A woman stands in the window pane of her future home in the Eparchy of Trivandrum in Kerala, built with funds raised by CNEWA. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Going Home
A mother and child visit the site where their new home will be built in the village of Podiyattuvila, Kerala .(photo: John E. Koza

Picture of the Day: A Second Chance at Life
family stands outside their home, which the prison ministry helped build, in Paracode, a village near Ernakulum. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: No Place Like Home
Mary Mathai and her son inspect their new home as it nears completion. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: An Oasis of Hope in Kerala
Arya Raghavan tends the cows at Mother Mary Home for Girls in Kerala. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Swept Away
A woman waits to board a boat as she returns to her village on 13 October after Cyclone Phailin hit the village of Sunapur in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. (photo: CNS/Adnan Abidi, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: A Roof Over Their Heads
a family left homeless by the December 2004 tsunami settles in to a new house, thanks to CNEWA’s generous donors. (photo: Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: Hoping for a New Home in India
In this image from 2012, a mother and child in India who are Dalits, members of the so-called “untouchables,” look forward to moving into a new home. (photo: John E. Kozar)