Latin America & Caribbean

Articles

June 6, 2007

Dear Senator:

We write as leaders of Christian denominations and ecumenical organizations in the United States, asking you to co-sponsor and support the “Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2007” (S 721). This bi-partisan legislation in the Senate would end the ban on travel to Cuba by...

June 3, 2007

It is in conversation as Benedict says "listening with the ear of the heart, that we come to know God and God's will and desire for each one of us," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told participants of the Caribbean Anglican Consultation (CAC) on May 30.

"If we're able to...

May 30, 2007

Anglican bishops from Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting in San José, Costa Rica, May 18-22, released a declaration reaffirming their call for the Anglican Communion "to preserve its participative nature, diverse, ample and inclusive," characteristics they say are essential to Anglicanism...

April 5, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has written to President George W. Bush asking that the administration release the Haitian immigrants -- who survived a three-week ordeal at sea to arrive in Florida last week -- from detention and permit them to remain in the United States. "Their...

April 5, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has written to President George W. Bush asking that the administration release the Haitian immigrants -- who survived a three-week ordeal at sea to arrive in Florida last week -- from detention and permit them to remain in the United States. "Their...

April 4, 2007

The Honorable George W. Bush The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

I have been deeply saddened by recent news that Haitian brothers and sisters who were interdicted in their flight from the violence of their native Haiti now find...

April 3, 2007

Henri Petithomme, a Haitian living in Miami, began a fast April 4 at St. Paul and Les Martyrs d'Haiti Episcopal Church in Miami in support of the Haitian immigrants who survived a three-week ordeal at sea to arrive in Florida last week.

Petithomme's fast is in support of "Temporary...

April 1, 2007

Bishop Leo Frade of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida pledged March 31 to help resettle the 101 Haitian migrants who survived a three-week ordeal at sea to reach the shores of South Florida last week.

Jumping from a severely overloaded, dilapidated boat into the sea, many of the...

March 6, 2007

Gathered in Buenos Aires, February 19-25, the 500 delegates to the Assembly of the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) with a ''chorus of voices, colors, smells, rhythms, songs, and flavors'' which  celebrated ''the diversity of our spiritualities and identities, in intimate communion and...

December 13, 2006

Leaders of several U.S. Christian denominations have commended members of Congress for passing landmark legislation to bring economic opportunity to Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries.

Congress passed the Haiti Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) Act...

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