Out of Deep Waters: Bishop says New Orleans ministry keeps evolving

By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Matthew Davies
Posted Aug 31, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – New Orleans, Louisiana] It was clear to Diocese of Louisiana Bishop Morris Thompson Jr. when he began his episcopate in 2010, five years after Hurricane Katrina, that the storm had “deeply wounded” the people of the diocese.

“I could be in a meeting and say ‘Tell me your experience’ and it would just flow out,” he said.

“There’s still areas of New Orleans that are devastated,” said Thompson, adding because of New Orleanians’ ongoing needs, the diocese’s ministries that began in Katrina’s wake have continued to evolve 10 years on.

This video is the fourth in a weeklong series of Episcopal News Service coverage. Other videos and stories are here.

– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg and Matthew Davies are editor/reporters for the Episcopal News Service.