In a time of despair, hope marches on New Orleans
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For the Reverend Lee T. Wesley, whose Baton Rouge congregation helped shelter 500 displaced New Orleans residents, the flood washed up more than the detritus of a city. The receding waters revealed hard truths about poverty and racism.
No-bid contracts. “Opportunity” zones. Massive federal spending. Big decisions are being made about the Gulf region, but what do residents and evacuees want? YES! editor Sarah van Gelder asked Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
Van Jones says New Orleans could be rebuilt to serve its residents, poor and rich, and prosper in harmony with its watery ecosystem.
Lynne Ballew is at home in the sanctuary she created to serve homeless Alaskans
We feel the crunch as “clock time” splinters into nanoseconds. Could the cure for time scarcity be a vision of the Eternal?
An indigenous woman invites us to learn how America’s rootless culture looks to a people who are “dream and land together”
Muslim, Jewish, and Christian coffee farmers make mirembe kawomera—delicious peace