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August 26, 2007

Driving along what is left of the beachfront boulevard in Bay St. Louis, one sees a lot of green. Nature has reinvented itself; flora and fauna are prolific along the Mississippi coastline. A few people dot the beaches in between ruined...

July 29, 2007

Twenty-three months since the wind and waters of Katrina ravaged the Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines, little has changed on the beachfront of Bay St. Louis. Christ Episcopal Church is one of the few structures on the beach to show...

February 10, 2007

"One Church: Inviting," was the theme of the 180th annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, held February 2-4 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. More than 800 clergy, delegates and visitors gathered for the three-day...

September 30, 2006

The survivors of Katrina with their valiant spirit are not unlike others who have served in combat in other critical, traumatic places, Bishop George Packard said in a diocese-wide Eucharist and vigil at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,...

August 30, 2006

Action was the operative word along the Mississippi Gulf Coast this week as Episcopalians observed the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by continuing their commitment to rebuilding. August 28 was a typical south Mississippi day...

August 28, 2006

The Oak Park neighborhood of Pass Christian looked much like any modest, working-class neighborhood—until Hurricane Katrina dumped between 15 and 20 feet of floodwater and debris on the area. Camp Coast Care (CCC), a recovery and...

August 27, 2006

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall nearly one year ago, the Rev. Harold Roberts and his wife, Janice, were among thousands left homeless when the historic Church of the Redeemer in Biloxi, Mississippi, and its rectory were completely...

June 16, 2006

The Episcopal Network for Economic Justice is supporting a resolution put forward by the Revs. Sandye Wilson, Jane Gould and Mark Beckwith that could affect the locations of future conventions. Resolution D047: "Justice, Respect and...

May 17, 2006

During a touching and jubilant press conference on May 8, a group of drivers from the Diocese of Virginia and St. Mark's Church in Richmond arrived at Camp Coast Care in Long Beach, Mississippi, with eight full-sized work trucks as well as...

April 18, 2006

On April 6, the students of the Piney Woods School, near Jackson, Mississippi, participated in the inaugural Piney Woods Religious Symposium, led by the Rev. Canon Angela S. Ifill, missioner for Black Ministries for the Episcopal Church...

April 17, 2006

The Episcopal Church historically has had as its leader a bishop of "senior position," beginning with the presidency of the Rt. Rev. William White at the first session of the 1789 General Convention. Until the church began electing a...

February 28, 2006

Last July 25, along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, Coast Guard vessels lowered their flags to half-mast, honoring a towboat captain who had died the week before. Never before, according to officials, had such a fitting tribute been paid...

January 1, 2006

Just one year ago in Jackson, Miss., a nonprofit organization was reincarnated from successful Lutheran and Episcopal servant-ministry initiatives. Nine months later, Lutheran Episcopal Services in Mississippi exploded into service as one...

September 15, 2004

As more than one million people from the New Orleans and Mobile areas of the Gulf Coast surge north, churches and facilities in the Diocese of Mississippi are preparing to provide traditional Mississippi hospitality for displaced brothers...

June 30, 2004

It was a tragic scene. On the highway outside Kosciusko, Miss., a truck carrying four Hispanic passengers overturned. One passenger struck his head and died almost immediately. What were the others to do? They were thousands of miles...

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