Diocese of Louisiana

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August 29, 2010

Five years ago as New Orleanians struggled to survive in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina, few if any of them were thinking about trying to plant an orchard somewhere in the Uptown neighborhood.

This August, a group supported by the Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative is working...

August 16, 2010

For those who live on the Gulf Coast, it's not a question of whether a natural disaster will strike, but rather when the next one will come, says the Very Rev. James "Bo" Roberts, rector of St. Mark's Church in Gulfport, Mississippi, one of six churches in the Diocese of Mississippi that...

June 2, 2010

Episcopal Relief & Development is working closely with Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana and their partner Bayou Grace Community Services to reach affected coastal communities in Louisiana's five-bayou Terrebonne Parish, southwest of New Orleans.

"We're working to leverage...

May 23, 2010

Close to five years post Hurricane Katrina there are still some 60,000 blighted homes on the property roll in New Orleans, approximately half of them belonging to homeowners displaced by the August 2005 hurricane.

Counted among the displaced are Silva and Anthony Blanchard, long-time...

May 23, 2010

A new and inspired history of slavery and Louisiana's early Episcopal churches has been written by Tulane University graduate student Michael Goldston in cooperation with the Diocese of Louisiana's Anti-Racism Committee.

Goldston's 140-page master's thesis, "The Gospel of the Rich as '...

May 9, 2010

The Very Rev. Morris K. Thompson was ordained and consecrated May 8 as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana during a two-hour ceremony at Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans.

More than 750 people attended the cathedral service, but hundreds more observed the...

February 11, 2010

Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra received a Grammy for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album" for their debut album, Book One, at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Jan. 31.

Mayfield, 31, award-winning trumpeter, founder and artistic director of the 15-piece New Orleans Jazz...

December 4, 2009

The Very Rev. Morris K. Thompson was elected Dec. 5 to be the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, pending the required consents from the majority of the church's other dioceses.

Thompson, 54, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, Kentucky (Diocese of Lexington),...

October 19, 2009

From the moment the White House announced that President Barack Obama would make his first presidential visit to New Orleans in mid-October, the Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana (ECSLA) team had been looking for ways to influence his itinerary and shape his understanding of the...

October 1, 2009

The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana has announced its final list of six candidates to be the diocese's 11th bishop.

The nominees include four priests, one cathedral dean, and Diocese of North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith, who has been assisting Louisiana Bishop Charles Jenkins since 2007...

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