The first time I visited Haiti, in 1994, a U.S.-led multinational military force was helping to keep the peace. Since then, Haiti has endured a series of health-related crises, government meltdowns, civil unrest and horrific natural disasters.In the past 20 years, I have returned to Haiti on many occasions — usually as a journalist to cover something unpleasant. And each time I … [Read more...] about Better than What?
A presidential commission comprising prominent members of Haitian society has proposed that Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and his government resign in order to avert a political crisis.The Rt. Rev. Ogé Beauvoir, Bishop Suffragan of Haiti since May 2012, serves on the 11-member panel. In a report presented to President Michel Martelly on December 9, the commission also called … [Read more...] about Haitian Conflict Escalates
By Gary G. YerkeyPresiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has called on all Episcopalians to give generously to a fund aimed at assisting the Diocese of Haiti in rebuilding the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince. Haitians are still struggling to recover from the massive earthquake that destroyed the cathedral and caused untold devastation to lives and property … [Read more...] about Remember Haiti on Sunday
Adapted from the Diocese of AlabamaIn January, Diocese of Alabama seminarian Mary Balfour Van Zandt and her Seminary of the Southwest classmate Kellaura Johnson, from the Diocese of Texas, spent three weeks in Haiti gathering and communicating stories of the Episcopal Church there.“Our desire was to spend three weeks in Haiti working alongside, listening to, and forming … [Read more...] about Telling Haitian Stories
By Gary G. YerkeyThe team charged with overseeing construction of a new Episcopal cathedral in Haiti is expected to decide within the next few weeks on the architectural firm that will design and coordinate the construction of the new facility.In 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake destroyed Holy Trinity Cathedral.Sources said that requests for proposals were sent in early … [Read more...] about Haiti Decision Due Soon
By Mark HarrisWith 15 people from St. Peter’s, Lewes, Delaware, I returned in early February from a deeply transforming week with members of a parish in Montrouis, Haiti. It was an experience unlike any other I have had in my years of involvement in Haiti. It was an example of being Companions in Transformation (the title of the mission theology resource prepared for the 2003 … [Read more...] about Walking Together in Haiti