Diocese of Louisiana

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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-...

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...

December 4, 2008

Bishop Charles E. Jenkins III of Louisiana, saying he has struggled with the emotional trauma caused by the Hurricane Katrina disaster of 2005, has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2009.

 

In a letter to the diocese, Jenkins, 57, wrote, "This move is based on...

October 22, 2008

New and used sewing machines in good condition are being sent from Episcopal Communicators throughout the Episcopal Church to New Orleans October 23 in response to a plea on behalf of people who lost their machines as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

The Communicators, members of an...

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...

September 14, 2008

Episcopal Dioceses in Texas and Louisiana spent much of September 15 assessing damage wrought by Hurricane Ike and trying to help care for the storm's survivors.

Episcopal parishes in the Houston-based Diocese of Texas reported no loss of life among their congregations. However, Texas...

September 9, 2008

The city of New Orleans stood in the path of last week's Hurricane Gustav, but much of the Diocese of Louisiana is rural, woven with bayous and at the ends of narrow roads -- places such as Houma, Rosedale, Plaquemine and White Castle.

 

"It was hard emotionally for people who...

September 1, 2008

Members of the Diocese of Louisiana on September 2 were assessing damage after Hurricane Gustav and generally expressed relief that a disaster preparedness plan, tested for the first time since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, worked well.

On August 27, five days before...

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 11, 2008

"Putting your boots on the ground and taking a paintbrush in your hand is a really powerful thing," says Pete Nunnally, volunteer coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana.

Approximately 50 volunteers (though Nunnally is quick to add more could be accommodated) are expected to...

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