An Armada Of Faith Leaders Tours the Gulf Spill Zone

July 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

There were only five small boats, 20 to 25 feet long, quietly moving through the water, barely making a ripple in the area designated as a “No Wake Zone." 

It was part show and tell, part media circus, part holy pilgrimage. On board the boats were a dozen high-profile American religious leaders, representing the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths. Their mission: to see first hand the devastation wrought by the spilled BP oil to the marshlands of Barataria Bay, just west of Port Sulphur, Louisiana.