WASHINGTON (RNS) — After lawsuits and a Supreme Court decision, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a new policy extending disaster relief to churches, synagogues and other congregations.
What happens when a disaster affects our own community? Recent news has been filled with about every type of disaster that can be imagined short of a locust plague. In these times, our churches are challenged to minister in multiple ways.
(RNS) As Harvey, now a tropical storm, continues to turn its Super Soakers on Houston, those quick to see God’s angry handiwork in earlier storms have so far focused their efforts on praising Houston’s first responders and citizen volunteers.