If you read the post on the 5 year anniversary for Katrina, you will have seen the interview from the online journal Religion and Ethics Newsweekly and 4 books in our wider library collections about Katrina from a more historical/political background. I thought I’d take a moment and let you know more about the PBS sponsored site and to highlight several theology books as well.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly is a good source for looking at headline stories that relate to religion and/or present an ethical dilemna that might provide students insight into a national conversation. There is a link for educators with ideas for lesson plans (K-12) and classroom discussion — some of the questions/observations might also work in a lower division course. A calendar that includes events happening in the month from all of the world religions (holy days and celebrations). Links to several blogs related to religion and politics.
You can access the site here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/
We have a variety of resources in the Theological Library that relate to serving in the community that might be a good connection with this article. Here are a few:
Dudley, Carl S. Community Ministry: New Challenges, Proven Steps to Faith-Based Initiatives. Alban Institute, 2002.
Fuder, John and Noel Castellanos. A Heart for the Community: New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry. Foreword by John Perkins. Moody Publishers, 2009.
Rochester, Rene. Models, Mentors and Messages: Blueprints of Urban Ministry. Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2009.