Tag: Hurricane Katrina

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    Two and a half years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed 475 homes and damaged many more in D’Iberville, Mississippi, people are rebuilding. From all over the country, 6,500 volunteer builders have come in to help, and displaced families have a place to call home again. More

    December 14, 2007 | Comments

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    In this special Easter report, Kim Lawton checks back in with two New Orleans pastors who were both in their first years at their churches when Hurricane Katrina hit. More

    April 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s March 20, 2007 interview in New Orleans with the Rev. Lance Eden of First Street United Methodist Church. More

    April 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s March 19, 2007 interview in New Orleans with the Rev. Jerry Kramer of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation. More

    April 6, 2007 | Comments

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    In New Orleans, officials estimate that as of summer 2006, the population is only about 45 percent of what it was before Hurricane Katrina. Many survivors still face overwhelming needs, and faith-based groups continue to play a central role in trying to meet them. More

    August 25, 2006 | Comments

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    As we look for signs of resurrection in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many residents along the Gulf Coast still feel neglected by local, state, and national politicians. Often, it's the faith-based institutions that are providing the majority of physical and social support. Two New Orleans pastors, Lance Eden and Jerry Kramer, say they are seeing new meanings in traditional Holy Week themes.

    April 14, 2006 | Comments

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    Evangelist Billy Graham and his son Franklin said they are bringing spiritual encouragement to the people of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. More

    March 10, 2006 | Comments

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    A new report says this year Americans gave record amounts of private charitable donations. Another report says Americans donated nearly $3 billion to post-hurricane relief efforts. Yet nearly four months after Hurricane Katrina, the magnitude of the destruction is still difficult to comprehend. In the midst of it, many people here say the themes of Christmas are echoing in new and poignant ways.
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    December 16, 2005 | Comments

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    Amid the slow recovery from Hurricane Katrina, Christ Church, the Episcopal Cathedral of New Orleans, turned 200 years old. It honored its birthday and the city with a formal concert and the street music of a jazz funeral — mourning what was lost but confident of rebirth. More

    November 18, 2005 | Comments

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    The fate of St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans is uncertain. Its pastor was evacuated to Baton Rouge, while members of the church have spread across the nation. Amy Butler, the church’s former associate pastor, is trying to minister to members online from Washington, D.C. Also, what role should the government have, if any, in providing compensation to the victims? More

    September 9, 2005 | Comments

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