from ONE

Rain Rich, Water Poor
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine May 2010)
In India’s tropical state of Kerala, residents are thirsty

Harvesting the Rain
by Sean Sprague and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine July 2007)
Despite its lush climate, Kerala has a water problem

Pipe Dreams
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East November – December 2000)
Thousands of feet of pipe and the latest in technology revitalize a sleeping village in Lebanon.

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 Ripple Effect of Peace
text by the Rev. William D. Corcoran
photographs by Miriam Sushman
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
The Muslim village of Bakoura in Jordan benefits from a new friendship with CNEWA.

Striving for Health and Social Justice in the Galilee
text by Lise Grande
photos by Karen Lagerquist
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1994)
The Galilee Society, supported by CNEWA’s Pontifical Mission, tries to address the health care crisis of Israel’s Arab population.

Report on Eritrea
by Abuna Zekarias Yohannes
photos by Domingo Sotero
(From Catholic Near East October 1992)
Excerpts from a report by Abuna Zekarias Yohannes, Eparch of Asmara, Eritrea. The report was presented at the Vatican to the June meeting of ROACO, an organization of Catholic funding agencies concerned with the Eastern Catholic churches.

Springs of Hope in Lebanon
text by Don Duncan with photographs by Laura Boushnak
(From ONE January 2012)
CNEWA restores a dwindling water supply

from News

Indoor and Outdoor Offerings
news from ONE Magazine (4 August 2008)
The Greek Orthodox parish of St. George in Bourj el Moulouk, southern Lebanon, hosted a festive inauguration of its newly completed multipurpose hall on 1 June.

Reviving Lebanon
news from ONE Magazine (27 November 2007)
The Maronite bishop of Deir El Ahmar, Semaan Atallah, inaugurated the creation of an irrigation lake in northern Lebanon in early September.

The Blessing of Water
news from ONE Magazine (22 May 2008)
A new reservoir was recently completed in Abou Kamha, a small village of about 800 people in the southern region of Hasbaya, near Lebanon’s border with Israel. Engineers from CNEWA’s Beirut office designed the reservoir and supervised its construction.

No Electricity, Water: Caritas Official to Launch Appeal for Gaza
Catholic News Service (21 July 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — The head of Caritas in Jerusalem said he would launch an international appeal to help with the Gaza Strip and would not wait until the end of Israeli-Hamas hostilities, as he had done in the past.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Kerala's Water Woes
Locals living near Kerala's Idukki Dam, the largest of its kind in Asia, collect water at a well. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Planting Water, Growing Minds
Water purification in Beirut.

Journey to the Holy Land: Water Life
CNEWA President Msgr. John Kozar reports on day three of his pastoral visit to the Middle East, focusing on water-related aid projects.

Picture of the Day: Pipe Dreams
A villager samples clean water from the new filtration system in Lebanon. (photo: Marilyn Raschka)

Picture of the Day: Quenching the Thirst for Life in Lebanon
Hana Habshi sits in the unfinished St. Charbel's Maronite Catholic Church in the village of Deir El Ahmar, Lebanon. (photo: Laura Boushnak)

A World Without Water
Journalist Don Duncan shares his perspective on Lebanon's water woes while reporting for the January edition of ONE magazine.

What's Behind Lebanon's Water Woes?
ONE magazine contributor Don Duncan discusses the underlying causes of Lebanon's persistent water shortage.

Picture of the Day: Water Gives Life
In this photo taken in 2010, a woman fetches water from a well in Kerala. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: A Calm After the Storm
In this photo, captured in early 2006, a young boy watches the sunset in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: I Thirst
Children drink water from a well at their school in Kunkuri, Madhya Pradesh, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Page One: Headlines for 4/4/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Page One: Headlines for 5/1/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Page One: Headlines for 6/27/14
Stories of interest for the day.

The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
The National Catholic Register this week has some very good insight into the ongoing crisis in Gaza

Picture of the Day: Learning to Conserve Water in India
People fish in Topapoli, India, on 10 April. Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has inspired thousands of young Indians to join a water conservation movement using methods originally advocated by Swiss Jesuit Father Hermann Bacher. (photo: CNS/Stringer, EPA)