I encourage everyone to make keeping up with the news from the Gulf Coast
area a part of your daily routine, even a part of your spiritual discipline. One
of the best ways I've found to stay informed is to read an online newspaper from
Louisiana or Mississippi. You can find a listing of newspapers for
each state. If you prefer radio,
you can listen to Mississippi Public Broadcasting online.
Whichever medium you choose, you get an entirely different perspective of what
is really happening than you get in the 60-second sound bites on CNN.
In addition, I hope we will stay connected with UUA.org and uuworld.org for information about the
UUA/UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund and how your congregations can help.
Write letters to your local papers and to your legislators about the
government's role in relief effort, about no-bid contracts, about hiring local
workers, and about the need to build quality low-income housing in the
Whatever you do, I implore you on behalf of the people whose faces I saw and
still see in my mind, each day: don't let a day go by that you don't think
about, pray about, meditate about our brothers and sisters from the South. They
will need us for a long time to come.
In faith and thanks for your readership, Annette Marquis
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Last updated on Thursday, August 2, 2012.
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