Pastor Probes `Where Was God?’ in Katrina

(RNS) When Hurricane Katrina roared ashore six years ago, it brought in its wake untold property damage and emotional distress to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, but also something deeper. “Where,” countless people asked, “was God?” Some conservative religious leaders...

Katrina Volunteers Still Coming, Even if They Have to Pay

NEW ORLEANS (RNS) A Methodist hurricane-recovery ministry that funneled nearly 68,000 hammer-wielding volunteers into metro New Orleans until it essentially ran out of money has reinvented itself—by asking volunteers to pitch in $225 to spend a week repairing houses....