(RNS) — The Progressive National Baptist president said of some churches after the hurricane: 'Even the ones that were serving as shelters, most of them have been compromised.'
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (RNS) — The local bishop says virtually 'every church and every school' in his diocese was affected.
(RNS) — Sister Margaret Ann said the chainsaws were sitting in a school closet, and, after Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction through the city, 'they didn't belong there. They needed to be used.'
(RNS) — Ever since Irma announced that she was going to pay Florida a visit, I’ve been experiencing what it must have been like to be on the ark — minus the animals, of course, writes Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin. (COMMENTARY)
(USA Today) — If you donate bottles of water, diapers, clothing or any other materials to hurricane victims in Texas or Florida, your donation will likely pass through the hands of the Seventh-day Adventists before it gets to a storm victim.
JEREMIE, Haiti (RNS) Religion reporting doesn't usually put a journalist in harm's way. But that wasn't the case when an RNS photojournalist accompanied a relief convoy distributing aid in Haiti to victims of Hurricane Matthew.
The immediate response to crisis, any crisis, has to be immediate, un-mediated compassion. Yet we are getting to the point where we have to ask some difficult moral questions from our own selves in light of Sandy.