Hurricane Katrina/Gulf Coast

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February 5, 2007

Hurricane Katrina scattered about half New Orleans' pre-storm population of 465,000 and destroyed some 275,000 of its homes. One year later, few have been rebuilt, leaving the New Orleans diaspora unable to return.

Housing is a fundamental social need; its lack contributes to cascading...

January 23, 2007

Learning about the ongoing relief efforts of the dioceses of Mississippi and Louisiana in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined new bishops and spouses on the Gulf Coast January 17-19 on her first official visit to the region...

January 22, 2007

Learning about the ongoing relief efforts of the dioceses of Mississippi and Louisiana in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined new bishops and spouses on the Gulf Coast January 17-19 on her first official visit to the region...

October 26, 2006

In post-Katrina New Orleans, recovery efforts are sluggish and many people are still homeless. Volunteers are as important now as ever.

Ten women from across the country heeded the call and arrived on October 10 for a five-day mission visit to New Orleans. It just so happened that these...

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, Lakeview, New Orleans, on the first anniversary of Hurricane...

September 25, 2006

A "commitment announcement" to support the redevelopment plan created by the residents of New Orleans' Broadmoor neighborhood was made by Walter Shorenstein, Douglas Ahlers, Walter Isaacson, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York during the September 20-22 meeting of the Clinton Global...

September 21, 2006

In a part of New Orleans that is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, a new sign of hope has appeared.

 

In the midst of the Lower Ninth Ward, the Diocese of Louisiana and the Church of the Annunciation in New Orleans have launched a mission station named the...

September 1, 2006

One year after Hurricane Katrina, Episcopal churches along the Gulf Coast are struggling to rebuild. To assist them, a national appeal to support the restoration of the church’s presence in Mississippi and Louisiana is reaching out to individuals, congregations and dioceses to provide badly...

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. It was hot and humid -- not the perfect day to be...

August 28, 2006

Three great faith traditions came together August 27 at Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, to lift up and commemorate the contributions of the faith community with a soul-inspiring blend of New Orleans music and interfaith prayers for the city's recovery and rebuilding after Hurricane...

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