Diocese of Haiti



January 11, 2011

Since the early days after many parts of Haiti were devastated late in the afternoon of Jan. 12, 2010 by a magnitude-7 earthquake, Episcopalians have been giving their prayers, expertise and money to the country.

And in the latest of those efforts, the Episcopal Church on the first...

January 11, 2011

It has been one year since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti. As the anniversary approached, many aid organizations and news services ran competing stories about what the international community has done for Haiti in the past year. Many of these stories began with the word "despite."


January 11, 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.

In the year since tens of thousands of people died and more than a million people were displaced by a magnitude-7 earthquake that...

January 9, 2011

Two conservators working under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution will begin work in Port-au-Prince the week of Jan. 9 to prepare the three surviving murals at the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti's Holy Trinity Cathedral for removal and eventual restoration.

Among the thousands of...

January 2, 2011

The Episcopal Church is preparing to launch a fund-raising effort to help "rebuild the soul" of Haiti, according to a Jan. 3 release from the Episcopal Church Foundation.

The focus of what the release calls the "initial phase of rebuilding" will be the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti's Holy...

December 8, 2010

In the midst of increasing violence in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince Dec. 9, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori assured that country of the Episcopal Church's concern for its citizens.

"Our prayers continue for the people of Haiti, particularly at this time of increased...

November 4, 2010

The first phase of post-earthquake reconstruction and development of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti will cost close to $197 million, according to a plan released here during a Nov. 3-5 meeting of many of the diocese's current mission partners.

The Plan for the Reconstruction and...

September 20, 2010

Tents are getting moldy. Temperatures soar up to 140 degrees in the tarp shantytowns.

And one mother and her six children live in little more than a hole in the ground.

The Rev. John Porter, a religion and ethics teacher at Atlanta's Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, witnessed...

September 19, 2010

The Rev. Joseph Murrenz Constant and the Rev. Rosemari Gaughan Sullivan have been appointed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to serve as special coordinators for Haiti, according to a press release from the Episcopal Church's Office of Public Affairs.

"The task of the...

August 2, 2010

An accompanying video report with Episcopal Relief & Development President Robert Radtke is available here.

Despite the enormous challenges still facing Haiti nearly seven months after the magnitude-7 earthquake of Jan. 12, the president of Episcopal Relief & Development says he...