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November 28, 2011

The Rev. Canon Ogé Beauvoir, dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Port-au-Prince, was elected Nov. 25 to be the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti's first bishop suffragan, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal...

August 4, 2011

The Episcopal Diocese of Haiti escaped any major damage from Tropical Storm Emily, which drenched parts of the Dominican Republic and weakened as it crossed over the interior mountains of the island of Hispaniola.

Emily did not damage any of the diocese's properties, Sikhumbuzo Vundla,...

February 16, 2011

The Episcopal Church is engaged in bricks-and-mortar ministries as well as social services such as community health and organizing, and its Executive Council heard Feb. 17 about progress on two such efforts that it has endorsed.

One was the project to rebuild the Episcopal Diocese of...

January 12, 2011

One year ago Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake lasting approximately 35seconds. It was 35 seconds that reduced the country's capital to ruble, took the lives of roughly 250,000 people, injured hundreds of thousands more and left 1.5 million people homeless. That moment altered the...

January 10, 2011

A gallery of photos taken Jan. 8-11 in Haiti by the Rev. Dave Drachlis, a member of a seven-person medical mission team from the Diocese of Alabama, is here.

Two days before the first anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated vast portions of Haiti, young children were...

January 5, 2011

At least two Episcopal Church dioceses have written prayers to recognize and commemorate the first anniversary of the magnitude-7 earthquake that devastated Haiti nearly a year ago.

The Diocese of Pennsylvania, which plans a commemorative Eucharist in its cathedral at noon on Jan. 12,...

September 28, 2010

Anglicans in the Canterbury region of New Zealand are being asked to give at least $100,000 for earthquake relief in Haiti.

Diocese of Christchurch Bishop Victoria Matthews called on her diocese Sept. 26 to raise the money as an expression of thanks and praise by the time the diocese...

August 4, 2010

Supplemental Funding Request for Haiti Last week, after significant delay, Congress approved President Obama’s special appropriations bill - known as a "supplemental" bill because it is additional to the standard 13 appropriations bills passed by Congress each year - to provide, among other...

June 25, 2010

The head of the World Council of Churches has appealed to world leaders gathering in Canada to ensure that long-term development assistance is provided for Haiti, still reeling from a devastating January earthquake. "There is a great need for a more-long-term perspective for aid and not just an...

June 17, 2010

The Episcopal Church's Executive Council June 18 allocated $246,000 in seed money to begin work on its earlier challenge to the wider church to raise $10 million to help rebuild the Diocese of Haiti.

Council members also called, via Resolution FFM025, for a steering committee "to flesh...

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