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PHOTOS: Rebuilding Notre Dame l’Assomption Cathedral
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Three years after the 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti, the impoverished island nation is still struggling to rebuild. The ruins include Notre Dame de l’Assomption, Por ...

House of Prayer and Dreams
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Edwidge Danticat Haiti's once and future cathedral is a place of healing and memory. WE WERE LOOKING at ...

On Scripture: The Hell of Parenting — A Study of 1 Samuel
Originally Posted: 12/26/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

We will do everything in our power to hold back the floods that threaten to wash away that which we hold dear — especially our children. Few narratives in the Hebrew Bible are mor ...

Haiti's Only Hope
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

Unlike the deforestation that has happened in Colorado in a matter of days, Haiti’s 98-percent deforestation has happened over centuries. The destruction to Haiti’s natural environment is almost complete. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

Today is Spring Equinox Day , which is also World Storytelling Day ! Celebrate the art of the oral story by sharing an experience with someone you know, or by listening to some of our favorite stories…  TED talks like Chimamanda Adichie’s ...

Two Years After a Devastating Earthquake: Hope for a New Haiti
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Indeed, we need to plant ourselves at the gates of hope and work toward a just peace, on Earth as it is in heaven. Haiti will always be Haiti. It will never change. That's wh ...

Thanks(giving) Be To God!
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

When I reflect on the events of the last year, it is precisely that — the epic blessing of the unexpected — that fills my soul with gratitude. For as long as I can remember, Than ...

Pat Robertson: I'm Out
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 7:30am | Type: Blog

Mark your calendars. The Rev. Pat Robertson has announced his ersatz retirement from politics. Robertson, 81, tells the Associated Press that he will no longer offer political endorsements. ...

Joy's Shadow As New School Year Begins
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

My daughter attended her first day of kindergarten today. A poignant milestone dressed up in an exceptionally cute plaid jumper. My daughter attended her first day of kindergarten ...

Dear World: Please Wake Up!
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Some sources have stated that more than 12 million people are being impacted by the worst drought and famine in the region of the Horn of Africa in 60 years. 12 million people. So ...

Back in Business in Haiti
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/22/back-in-business-in-haiti/" target="_self"></a>More than a year after an earthquake stalled the country's economy, some bu ...

Poverty Tourism Can Make Us Thankful
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The jolt in <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/port-au-prince/" target="_blank">Port-au-Prince</a> herniated a disk in my lower back last month. The pain is making it hard to sle ...

Friday Links Round Up: Dutch Winter. Chinese Mothers. Martin Luther King Jr.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Dutch Winter. Chinese Mothers. Martin Luther King Jr. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:</p> Dutch Winter. Chinese Mot ...

One Year After the Earthquake, Haiti Youth Choir Sings
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="One Year After the Earthquake, Haiti Youth Choir Sings" target="_blank"></a>To commemorate the anniversary of the devastating <a href="http://blog.sojo ...

This Christmas, Do We Go Local, Fair Trade, or Make Our Own?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Christmas is a month away and Christmas music is already playing, guaranteeing that by the time the season actually arrives, we will be so heartily sick of it that we take no notice -- and in the p ...

Update from Haiti: Flooding, Cholera, and Local Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/09/update-from-haiti-flooding-cholera-and-local-action/" target="_blank"></a>There's been considerable rain where we live in ...

Who's Holding Back U.S. Aid to Haiti?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

On Friday, September 24, at 3 p.m. a violent and terrifying storm erupted over <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/haiti/" target="_blank">Port-au-Prince, Haiti</a>. ...

Update from Haiti: Despite Ruin, Pockets of Hope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100809-haiti-partners-updat.jpg"></a>Driving today through Port-au-Prince in the glaring summer sun, there is still plenty of rubble being re ...

Refusing Monsanto to Preserve Haiti
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>Editor's note: Recently, <a href="../2010/06/11/10000-haitian-farmers-march-against-monsanto/">10,000 Haitians marched in protest</a> of hybrid seed which Monsanto had dona ...

10,000 Haitian Farmers March Against Monsanto
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

More than 10,000 farmers marched in Haiti last Friday, opposing a $4 million donation of hybrid seeds from the Monsanto Corporation that are being shipped with the support of the Haitian government ...

'Chay La Lou': The Things Haitian Women Carry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

She is my mother. She is my aunt. She is my next door neighbor. I recognize her familiar gait; the quick-paced step. Most importantly, I recognize the invisible burden she carries. ...

Slavery is Alive and Well ... For Now
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>It'd be nice if enacting a law would solve the problem, wouldn't it?</p> It'd be nice if enacting a law would solve the problem, wouldn't it? ...

Calling for Debt Relief
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi In the wake of Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, a ...

Logging On Differently for Lent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

Our experience of the world is increasingly mediated through intricate matrices of Internet networks. Our experience of the world is increasingly mediated through intricate matric ...

Inspired by Haitians Rebuilding Haiti
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>First of all, I have several pictures below I'd love to share with you from my recent trip to Haiti. It's surreal to me that a week ago, I was in Haiti -- hosted by the good folks at <a ...

Maybe It's Not Supposed to Feel Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

I wanted to share a bit with my blog community about the ongoing tension of balance, priorities, schedules, focus, goals, etc. I wanted to share a bit with my blog community about ...

Hard Questions in Haiti: How to Aid Recovery without Dependency
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sarah Ward, Enterprise Development Technical Advisor with <a href="http://www.theirc.org/" target="_blank">IRC (International Rescue Committee),</a> meets with principa ...

Rebuilding Hope by Hiring Haitians
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>It was just over a month ago that the earthquake devastated Haiti, an impoverished place ill equipped to deal with the disaster. Since then emergency crews, including hundreds of doctors, nurses, and ...

Nouwen on Lent: Strength in Dark Places
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

I was reading through <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764812866?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=076481286 ...

Anonymous Generosity: Go Into the Closet and Do in Secret
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

I recall a discussion once with a friend about the different kinds of needs that existed within our own community. I recall a discussion once with a friend about the different kin ...

An Interview with Edwidge Danticat
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 9:19am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Editor’s Note: Edwidge Danticat, author of six books including Editor’s Note: Edw ...

Living and Loving Through Tragedy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Edwidge Danticat What happens when your world comes to an end? A Haitian-American writer reflects on the earthquake and its aftermath. ...

When Vulnerability Is No Act of God
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Long-term partnerships and deep relationships must be at the heart of the rebuilding effort in Haiti. ...

Scarcity and Generosity
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kent Annan After Hurricane Jeanne struck Haiti in 2004, people gave abundantly from what little they had. Buse ...

Haiti: Rebuilding in the Midst of New Earthquake Scares
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

I'm just posting this after a huge earthquake scare. Our house shook again like crazy about at about 1:26 a.m. Tuesday, screams came from our neighborhood, sirens went off in Port au Prince ...

Sadness and Hope in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Debates about immigration policies and reform continue to rage. Consequently, op-ed pieces, books, and reports on this contentious topic appear daily. Debates about immigration po ...

Video: Saved from the Rubble in Haiti
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Here is an interesting interview with Gerald and Wenson, who helped to rescue Christa Brelsford after a house in Darbonne collapsed on her during the earthquake. Here is an intere ...

Haiti: One Month Later, by the Numbers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

One month later rain pours into the streets of Port-au-Prince. One month later rain pours into the streets of Port-au-Prince. Some call it "fresh misery." I think, h ...

Haiti: Faith-Based Business Partnerships Seek a Sustainable Recovery
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Three days after a 7.0 earthquake rocked their city, hundreds of Haitians returned to work at SPIA, one of the largest pasta production companies in the country. Three days after ...

The Real Solution to Childhood Obesity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

With more than a third of our children now overweight and many already diabetic, Americans of all political colors should commend the First Lady for her recently-announced campaign against childhoo ...

A Haitian Church Engages Long-Term Needs in Port-au-Prince
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Law student Sebastien Doussous currently manages the database on a needs-assessment survey administered, just days following the Jan. 12 earthquake, by members of his church, L'...glise Communaut ...

Victory for Haiti Debt Cancellation!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

For those of us who work for social justice, victory can seem elusive. For those of us who work for social justice, victory can seem elusive. But then there are times when we mob ...

Consuming Our Way to Compassion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> <p>"Help us raise $10 million for Haiti!!!"</p> <p>My friend Lau ...

Haiti: Living and Loving Through Tragedy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I was at the supermarket at my home in Florida with my two young daughters when my sister-in-law called to ask if I'd heard that there had been an earthquake in Haiti. I was a bit stunned. " ...

Break the Chains of Haiti's Debt
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Over the last few weeks, we have seen an incredible international response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti. U.S. citizens are generously giving; the U.S. Over the last few weeks ...

Video: Phase Two of the Earthquake Response -- From Relief to Rebuilding
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> John Engle is co-director of Haiti Partners (<a href="http://www.haitipartners.org/">www.haitipartners.org</a>), which has set up an Earthquake Response Fund.</p> ...

Haiti: Hell and Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Smoke and flames rose from the sidewalk. A white man took pictures. Slowing down, my breath left me. The fire was a corpse. Leg bones sticking out of the flames.</p> Smoke ...

Challenging Media Narratives on Haiti
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

A number of commentators have questioned the accepted logic that disasters bring out the worst in people, directly challenging the pervasive "looters run amok" imagery often perpetuated by the medi ...

Video: Haitians Organize to Meet their Needs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Watch this video to see how people in Darbonne are organizing, getting the information they need, and analyzing so that they can address problems caused by earthquake.</p> <p> John Engle i ...

Seeking Justice for Haiti's Oppressed, Orphans, and Widows
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

"Seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow." Isaiah 1:17</p> "Seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead fo ...