Disaster Response


December 21, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

As we prepare for the birth of the Christ child, we cannot escape the tragedy of parents in Newtown being forced to bury their beloved children as a result of yet another instance of gun violence.

In 2013, our nation’s leaders will begin discussing solutions. As this conversion gets...

December 15, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

Although I am in Geneva, the tragedy in Connecticut is making worldwide news and is weighing heavily on my heart. I am re-posting this from the EpiscoYouth blog that is kept by my colleague, Bronwyn Skov. My prayers go out to everyone impacted by this tragedy and I will do everything I can to...

December 14, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

Arise, cry out in the night,? as the watches of the night begin;? pour out your heart like water? in the presence of the Lord.? Lift up your hands to him? for the lives of your children Lamentations 2.19

It is impossible to comprehend the tragedy that took place nearly 24 hours ago in...

November 9, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

My colleague, Bronwyn Skov, posted on her blog today a collection of resources useful as we respond to the recent storms along the East Coast and in the Caribbean.

I thought they would be useful to my audience, as well, so here is Bronwyn’s post:

The US East Coast has...

April 18, 2011

An image gallery accompanying this article is available here.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori concluded a three-day visit to the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina on Palm Sunday, preaching in Spanish and celebrating the Eucharist at La Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia in Newton...

October 22, 2008

New and used sewing machines in good condition are being sent from Episcopal Communicators throughout the Episcopal Church to New Orleans October 23 in response to a plea on behalf of people who lost their machines as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

The Communicators, members of an...

September 1, 2008

Members of the Diocese of Louisiana on September 2 were assessing damage after Hurricane Gustav and generally expressed relief that a disaster preparedness plan, tested for the first time since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, worked well.

On August 27, five days before...

June 22, 2008

As waters recede following the worst flooding in 15 years in Iowa, Episcopalians throughout the state are banding together to provide a variety of services to victims and those cleaning up the mess left by what is being termed "Iowa's Katrina."


In a pastoral letter sent to...

May 26, 2008

The only thing usual about worship services at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Windsor, Colorado on May 25 were the service times. It was the first gathering of the congregation since a tornado damaged a significant portion of the northern Colorado town three days earlier.

There was no...

May 21, 2008

The Rev. Elyn MacInnis, an Episcopal mission volunteer in China, has started an online journal to report on the effects of recent earthquakes on the people and congregations of the country. "Elyn's Journal" documents the results of the devastating earthquakes, how local people are coping with...