We have a story about two people in the vanguard of a historic grassroots movement that's brought hundreds of thousands of volunteers to the region. Its focus has shifted from Katrina's immediate aftermath to broader issues of social justice.
In D'Iberville, Mississippi, near Biloxi, almost three years after Hurricane Katrina, volunteers from around the country celebrated the rebuilding of nearly a thousand homes.
the Episcopal Church divisions over homosexuality and the interpretation of Scripture. This week the U.S. Episcopal bishops went as far as they said they could to comply with the demand from the worldwide Anglican Communion that the U.S. church clarify its policies on gay issues.
Read more of Kim Lawton's September 27, 2007 interview with Bishop Robert Duncan of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview in New Orleans with Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire.
Another deadline looms for the U.S. Episcopal Church. Episcopal bishops are meeting in New Orleans until Tuesday (September 25), and a key item on their agenda is an ultimatum on gay issues from leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard spoke August 17th with Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly about his recent CD, A TALE OF GOD'S WILL: A REQUIEM FOR KATRINA, when he was playing in Washington at Blues Alley.