Hurricane Katrina/Gulf Coast

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September 21, 2007

More images of the Day of Service are available here

Most of the members of the Episcopal Church's House of Bishops, their spouses and their invited guests put down their pens and microphones and picked up work tools September 22 to lend a hand in Gulf Coast recovery efforts.

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September 13, 2007

My cabdriver from New Orleans' Louis Armstrong Airport and I got to talking about his experiences during Katrina. Then he asked what I was doing in town. When I told him, he replied, "We know we can't trust FEMA, and we can't trust our local government, either. But churches -- now, you can rely...

September 5, 2007

Mississippi holds fond memories for me. It is where I ate my first crawfish and fell in love with the sweet, heady scent of magnolias in bloom. As a University of Southern Mississippi "Pride of Mississippi" band member, I learned that "band camp" is not nearly as much fun as it sounds. At my...

August 30, 2007

When the storm winds of Hurricane Katrina subsided two years ago, a national nightmare unfolded on television screens and other media outlets throughout the nation and around the world. More than 1,800 people lost their lives as a result of the storm and flooding and the city of New Orleans...

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 piers. Houses, however, are missing. Miles of vacant lots...

August 19, 2007

South Louisianians are keeping their prayer candles burning for a quiet hurricane season as the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina draws near on August 29. The usual summer quietude which is broken by passing streetcars, Saturday night jazz joints, or Sunday church bells is now displaced...

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 signs of life. From July 17-22, it swelled with energy as...

March 5, 2007

The bishop of Louisiana diocese joined hands with the president of Episcopal Relief and Development to open another new initiative in New Orleans on February 26 with the dedication of the Episcopal Urban Ministry Center adjacent to the diocesan offices.

The ministry center will be the...

March 1, 2007

On a vacant corner lot in New Orleans' Ninth Ward, the low-income district where Hurricane Katrina delivered its greatest force, a small band of young teenagers from York, Maine, greeted local residents and helped them pack bags with food and clothing. "I feel like I'm out here, really helping...

February 26, 2007

At the end of another week of frustration and hostility directed at city and state governments for their inability to resolve the housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of New Orleans, an Episcopal initiative to build new, affordable housing in the Central City neighborhood...

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