Before the 17th annual Haitian-American Unity Parade began its march along Blue Hill Avenue Sunday, the crowd prayed together in a circle. Heads bowed, they considered the thousands of Haitians who could be deported if the federal government does not renew their temporary protected status.
More than seven years after an earthquake shattered Haiti’s capital, the secretary of Homeland Security, John F. Kelly, announced Monday that he would grant 58,700 Haitians another six months to live and work in the United States.
In a dining room in a wealthy district in the hills above Haiti’s capital, waiters in black outfits whisk plates of crunchy malanga fritters and creamy polenta to well-off locals and tourists. In the kitchen, the chef ladles glistening, fresh conch into a pot as his staff dice tomatoes and watercress.
As a Christian, I’m called by my faith to stand with the vulnerable and love my neighbor. As president of Disciples Home Missions, I am grateful to demonstrate these values in my daily life and weekly ministries throughout the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S.
Some 55,000 Haitians in the United States who received protection from deportation in 2010, when a major earthquake devastated their land and killed 300,000, may be forced to return to their country next year if indications by Trump administration officials prove true.
Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a recent morning. But after a few drills, they seek shelter from the blazing sun in the absence of anything else to do.
This new state-of-the-art clinic is slated to serve thousands of Haitians annually.
The Luke Church, one of Houston’s fastest growing churches, has partnered with New Missions, a prominent missions organization, to construct a brand new, state-of-the-art medical clinic in Haiti’s Leogane Valley. This new facility provides critical medical support and treatment to thousands of Haitians, annually, who may otherwise not have access to basic medical treatment. The original clinic was destroyed, seven years ago, after a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed more than 200,000 Haitians, leaving there families to rebuild their lives and communities. Continue reading “The Luke Church Partners With Renowned Missions Organization to Construct New Medical Facility In Haiti”
Catholics are banding together to bring life-saving health care to rural areas of Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world.