Hurricane Katrina/Gulf Coast

Articles

September 2, 2009

People came from all over the country to help rebuild New Orleans homes in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's fury.

From his home of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Larry Vandenbergen read an announcement in the weekly Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana newsletter (the e-...

August 27, 2009

Four years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast and one year after Gustav and Ike wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean before slamming into Texas, the storms' impact is still being felt.

"That old normal of being the Episcopal Church with our doors locked,...

August 27, 2009

Editor's note: Hurricane Katrina came ashore along the Mississippi and southeast Louisiana coast on August 29, 2005. The category three storm laid waste to 90,000 square miles of Gulf Coast land, an area the size of the United Kingdom. In Mississippi, the storm surge obliterated coastal...

July 13, 2009

Episcopal Church Women has "an unblemished record of doing the heavy lifting of mission and ministry of this church and continue to show every church the way forward," the Very Rev. David duPlantier, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, told the ECW plenary session July 12.

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May 21, 2009

During a May 22 hearing on Capitol Hill, Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana Charles E. Jenkins urged state and government agencies to employ better case management strategies to solve lingering post-Hurricane Katrina housing problems in Louisiana.

Jenkins was part of a four-person panel...

October 8, 2008

Courtney Cowart, director of advocacy and community affairs at the Diocese of Louisiana, said on October 6 that the title of her book, "An American Awakening," refers to her transformation from elegant church historian to gritty relief organizer after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and...

August 30, 2008

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has designated August 31 as Katrina Remembrance Sunday. The following prayers and concluding collect are suggested for use by congregations throughout the Episcopal Church.

Suggested Prayers of the People

In peace we pray to you, O God of...

August 28, 2008

Four members of the staff of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana participated in a lobbying and advocacy effort at the Democratic National Convention August 25 to 28 in Denver, Colorado. They served as part of a 40-member team of the Equity and Inclusion Campaign, a coalition of more than 100...

August 25, 2008

In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the southern coast of the United States Katrina was one of the five deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history. It was reported that more then 1,800 people lost their lives, and more then $81 billion dollars in damages occurred. Episcopalians across the...

August 14, 2008

In peace we pray to you, O God of steadfast love.

Lord God, with grateful hearts we thank you for the many blessings of our lives, for the joy of families reunited, and the hope of homes and communities restored. We give thanks, too, for the goodness and love which you have made known to...

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