Hurricane Katrina/Gulf Coast

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August 13, 2008

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has designated August 31 as Katrina Remembrance Sunday.

Hurricane Katrina, the costliest Atlantic hurricane ever, caused an estimated $81.2 billion in damages and claimed more than 1800 lives between August 23 and 30, 2005. Since then, thousands...

May 22, 2008

The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, and its subsequent long-term recovery process, served as a back drop for the annual gathering of Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church, Inc. For three days, May 8-10, 58 people attended "Blending addiction recovery with recovery along the Gulf...

December 30, 2007

When the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Louisiana State University Tigers at the BCS National Championship Game on January 7, more than bragging rights are on the line. The Episcopal dioceses of Southern Ohio and Louisiana have found a way to make sure everyone comes out a winner -- regardless...

November 14, 2007

Rebuilding in New Orleans and other Gulf Coast cities can become a model for urban America, Dr. Eugene "Gus" Newport told the Episcopal Church's House of Bishops -- speaking from his perspective as a veteran community planner, visiting fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and...

November 5, 2007

Grinnell Corps, the service corps of Grinnell College, Iowa, will add New Orleans to the list of sites to benefit from Grinnell graduates' commitment to community service and social justice.

Grinnell Corps has established a relationship with the Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative...

September 23, 2007

"Just three nails will make a difference," said West Virginia Bishop W. Michie Klusmeyer during a break from framing a house in New Orleans September 22 -- a day of service for Episcopal bishops, their spouses, and their invited guests.

Struck by messages such as "I comfort others with...

September 23, 2007

Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans was a little stuffy and pouring rain made a low din on the roof as members of the House of Bishops and Spouses Choir gathered September 23 to record tracks for a new compact disc.

The choir recorded its singing at the House of Bishops opening...

September 22, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told the congregation gathered September 23 at Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans to become "trumpeters of good news, banishers of disease and division, and proclaimers of the presence of God in our midst."

Jefferts Schori presided and...

September 22, 2007

"We the people" leadership, of churches, grassroots organizations and community activists, are making a difference and sparking recovery in New Orleans and can become a model for urban America, Dr Gus Newport told the Episcopal Church's House of Bishops September 23.

"I have never seen...

September 22, 2007

Episcopal Communicators from across the country traveled to New Orleans in mid-September to be part of the on-going efforts to rebuild the city.

The group, which timed its visit to coincide with the House of Bishops meeting, included 20 church journalists in dioceses and parishes from...

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