Today's Date: April 15, 2021
IWantToMowYourLawn.com Adds Tools Helping Seniors, Veterans, Disabled & Underprivileged Persons Receive Free Yard Care from   •   Bounty Paper Towels Reveals Potential Spots for Bacteria in the Home   •   Lexus Partners with Houston Dynamo Football Club to Drive Luxury Fan Experiences at BBVA Stadium   •   Sweet Earth Featured in Woman's World Magazine and Provides Update on Bioavailability Research   •   Woman-Owned Startup Focused on Bias in the Workplace Acquires DBE Certification   •   Meketa Announces Results of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Questionnaire Aimed at Reviewing, Evaluating and Encouraging Asset   •   It’s Time To Deploy An Army of Home Chefs as First Food Responders™ To Feed America’s Hungry Families   •   Junior Achievement and CNBC to Host "Leveling the Playing Field Through Education" Virtual Summit on April 22   •   MoneyGram Delivers All-Time Record High for Transactions in its Direct-to-Consumer Digital Business in March   •   Amigos For Kids Launches Riveting Public Awareness Campaign During National Child Abuse Prevention Month   •   Element 1 Corp to host event showcasing zero-emission fuel cell technology in neighborhood vehicle   •   QVC and HSN's The Big Find International Product Search Returns for Third Year   •   P&G’s “It’s Our Home” Shows How Small Actions at Home Can Make A Big Difference for Our Planet   •   Ledyard Financial Group Named One of the Top 25 Bank Boards for Women   •   Nintendo Download: Your 400-Day Countdown Begins … Now!   •   A Digital Transformation: Mary Kay Inc. Launches Immersive Virtual Experience Platform Suite 13TM   •   SAS analysis helps Malala Fund predict impact of climate change on girls' education   •   Old Navy Announces Sustainability Commitments Alongside Initiative to Fund 51 Eco-Focused GoFundMe Fundraisers From Next Generat   •   DICK'S Sporting Goods Becomes Founding Partner of Black Coaches United   •   National Heritage Academies Marks One Million Meals Delivered
Bookmark and Share

Church Leaders Rebuilding In Haiti

NEW YORK  – When the earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, nearly all the church buildings in the Diocese of Haiti were effectively leveled, including Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince.

The Diocese of Haiti is the largest Diocese in The Episcopal Church, and in addition to the spiritual and pastoral care people expect from the Church, the Diocese of Haiti also provides many of the services generally provided by the government, including healthcare, education, and cultural resources.

The people of The Episcopal Church can rebuild Holy Trinity Cathedral. Home of the famous murals that depicted the Biblical narrative, the Cathedral was a beacon in a land where strength of faith is inversely proportional to economic development. The Cathedral site was also home to Holy Trinity Music School, Holy Trinity Professional School, and the primary and secondary schools.

The Rt. Rev. Jean Zaché Duracin, Bishop of Haiti, has asked for help. The Episcopal Church, acting through the Executive Council, is asking all Episcopalians to join in this initial phase of rebuilding the Diocese of Haiti, beginning with Holy Trinity Cathedral. As they say in Haiti, “Men anpil chay pa lou”, or many hands make the load lighter.

The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) is coordinating this Church-wide appeal, and in January will be providing news, information, and resources so congregations and dioceses throughout The Episcopal Church can join in this fundraising effort. Even before the official launch, several dioceses designated their convention offerings for this effort. Nearly half of the diocesan bishops are in the planning process for work in their diocese. And contributions have already been received from as far away as Brisbane, Australia, and Paris.

In the meantime, individuals can be leaders in rebuilding the central pillar of support that once provided spiritual, educational, and medical care to hundreds of thousands of Haitians. Anyone can participate; just $10 “buys a brick” to rebuild The Episcopal Church in Haiti. For more information and to donate, visit http://www.episcopalchurch.org/haitiappeal/.

“The people of Haiti have lost the cultural symbol of their gathering place for the worship of God,” noted the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, speaking in support of this appeal. “It’s going to take the resources of the entire Episcopal Church to serve the reconstruction needs of the buildings of the Diocese.” 


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News