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January 24, 2010

In a letter titled "One is in the wilderness but safe in faith," Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin says the destructive Jan. 12 earthquake began a "new era" in the history of that impoverished nation.

"This is also a new era in the history of humanitarian aid because...

January 23, 2010

The Episcopal Diocese of Haiti is caring for close to 23,000 Haitians in at least 21 encampments around the earthquake-devastated country.

The information came Jan. 23 in a letter from Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin to Episcopal Relief & Development President Robert Radtke and posted...

January 21, 2010

Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin and other members of the diocese briefed two Episcopal Relief & Development officials Jan. 22 about the diocese's relief and recovery priorities.

The meeting came 10 days after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake decimated wide swaths of...

January 20, 2010

Helicopters, satellite phones, a little shared rice, prayer and the laying on of hands were all part of the Episcopal Church's continued efforts to help the country of Haiti nine days after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake decimated parts of the impoverished nation.

The hardware is coming into...

January 18, 2010

A gallery of photographs taken near College Ste. Pierre, a diocesan school in Port-au-Prince, in the hours after the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti is available here.

Close to a week after the worst earthquake to rock the country in 250 years devastated Haiti, Episcopalians there might be...

January 17, 2010

When 8-year-old Ismail Taylor-Kamara saw the news about the devastation Haiti suffered in last week's earthquake, he e-mailed his priest, the Rev. Canon Sandye Wilson, asking her to help him organize the children at St. Andrew & Holy Communion in South Orange, New Jersey, to help Haitian...

January 17, 2010

Rejecting offers to evacuate him from Port-au-Prince, Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin said Jan. 18 that he must remain in the Haitian capital.

"No, I will stay with my people," the Rev. Lauren Stanley, one of four Episcopal Church missionaries assigned to the...

December 10, 2009

When Bill Mebane presented a paper on his work with fish ponds in Haiti at the annual agricultural conference of ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) in December, he was achieving one of the goals for next steps in this ministry. Mebane wants to disseminate what he and his...

October 25, 2009

"This is why the Episcopal Church is growing here in Haiti," said Bishop Jean-Zache Duracin as he climbed a steep hill on the Island of La Gonâve, following a path that sometimes narrowed to only inches.

"We go where the people are. If we need to drive for two hours, then walk for an...

April 15, 2009

The $20 million that the U.S. will give Haiti to help that country meet its upcoming debt obligations is "a gesture of compassion and human generosity toward a neighbor in desperate need," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told President Barack Obama April 16.

In a letter...

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