Tag: Louisiana

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    Deep in the bayous of south Louisiana, faith-based activists are trying to help vulnerable groups threatened by the consequences of climate change. More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    “Pope Francis is creating new kinds of conversations. This moral guidance, this moral obligation to our children and to future generations is really resonating with people, and he’s doing it with such hope.” More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    “As the climate changes, species are diminishing. We are seeing the extinction of so many different things, and they are part of us. They are part of the world. They are part of who we are. Are we going to become the next extinction? We need to care for what God has given us, and that is a moral mandate.” More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    “Sea level rises have been measured. They’re verifiable. Climate change is very well documented. The facts are there. You can deny them if you choose to, but we’re seeing the results every day here in south Louisiana, and whether you want to say that’s because of climate change or something else, the effects are very real.” More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    Depopulation in rural Canada means “we end up having buildings for which we have no future use,” says Rev. Ken Vaughan, rector of a local Anglican parish in Nova Scotia. “The primary concern was that it continue to be a church for others. Better that than simply being torn down and destroyed.” More

    November 14, 2014 | Comments

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    “In Louisiana, you’ve got all these prison entrepreneurs who are mostly local sheriffs who have built these prisons, and the prisons function just like hotels. They get a payment per person per day, and if they don’t keep the beds full they’re going to lose money,” says reporter Cindy Chang. More

    January 11, 2013 | Comments

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    “That old singing, that old praying which I love so much—that is the great strength of my being, of my writing,” says the author of “A Lesson before Dying” and many other critically acclaimed books. More

    February 18, 2011 | Comments

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    “There’s something happening inside of the hearts and minds of people that has brought us all together,” says Rev. John Dee Jeffries of the First Baptist Church in Chalmette, Louisiana.
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    August 27, 2010 | Comments

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    According to US government figures, more than 40,000 people have been brought in to help clean up the oil and deal with the crisis. But many in the fishing industry say they haven’t been able to get work, and they don’t know when they’ll be able to resume their livelihoods. More

    July 23, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch more from New Orleans Roman Catholic Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Margaret Dubuisson of Catholic Charities of the New Orleans Archdiocese, and Rev. John Dee Jeffries, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Chalmette, discussing the spiritual toll of the oil spill crisis for people along the Gulf Coast. More

    July 23, 2010 | Comments

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