Odyssey Members at Work in the Gulf

Odyssey Members at Work in the Gulf
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Church of Christ Scientist
Praying about the Gulf oil spill
A collection of articles, comments, and discussions offering prayer and support to those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


The Episcopal Church
Episcopal Relief & Development Supporting Gulf Coast Communities after Oil Spill
On April 20, 2010, an offshore oil rig exploded and sank, killing 11 people and causing a massive oil spill that is threatening states along the Gulf Coast. Episcopal Relief & Development is working closely with Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana (ECSLA) and their partner Bayou Grace Community Services to reach affected coastal communities in Louisiana's five-bayou parish of Terrebonne.


Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Mississippi Lutherans Open Camps for Volunteers in Oil Spill Cleanup
Lutheran Episcopal Services in Mississippi (LESM) has offered two camping sites along the Gulf Coast for use by trained volunteers working to help cleanup the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Issues Message on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Once again, in a matter only of a few years, the eyes of the world are turned with suspense toward the Gulf  Coast. Sadly, the oil spill is following a path similar to Hurricane Katrina and threatening the coast of Louisiana as well as neighboring states.


Presbyterian Church (USA)
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) continues to work with presbyteries in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida as they monitor and assess the situation from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


Reformed Church in America
 Gulf Oil Spill Resource
The slow-motion tragedy of the gulf oil spill lays bare our collective failure as caretakers of God’s good creation. While unknown thousands of barrels of oil leak into the rich and diverse ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico, how are we as Christians called to respond?


The Salvation Army
Salvation Army Teams in Southern USA Support Oil Clean-up Operation
Salvation Army teams in southern USA are providing assistance to workers engaged in the clean-up operation after an explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico caused a giant oil slick. As the oil spill intensified and moved toward land, state and local government entities and British Petroleum (BP) — the owner of the rig — contacted The Salvation Army for assistance providing refreshments to the thousands of volunteers responding to clean-up efforts in Mississippi and Louisiana.


Unitarian Universalist Association
 Reflections on the Oil Spill 
The explosion on the high-tech oil rig leased by BP nearly 50 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico happened April 20th. Immediate word was that there had been casualties, but some workers had been able to evacuate in time and were saved. Local news showed footage of the fire in the Gulf, and anxious relatives being ferried to a hotel near the airport to await their loved ones — or word that their beloveds were among the lost. More reports later focused on the funerals of the men (they were all men — for whatever reason, oil rigs are not known to be havens of gender-inclusivity).


United Church of Christ
Gulf Oil Spill
The United Church of Christ National Disaster Ministries is preparing to assist in the response to the oil spill along the Gulf. The UCC has worked on technology-caused disasters for ten years and is monitoring the situation to determine how best to respond.


The United Methodist Church
'God is bigger than this oil spill'
The Rev. Jack Kale likes to begin his sermons with a joke. But on Sunday, as the Worship at the Water pastor stood before his congregation at Flounder's Chowder House, there was little to laugh about.


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholic Charities Cites Lack of Nationwide Donations for Oil Spill and Nashville Flood Victims
Catholic Charities USA, among the largest human services and disaster response organizations in the country, reported today that it is not seeing nationwide donations for the Gulf Coast oil spill and the Nashville floods at anywhere near the levels of Katrina, Haiti, American Samoa and numerous other natural disasters.

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