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Hope and the Jesuit Mission in Haiti: A Canadian Perspective from the Heart of the Country

By Jean Francky Guerrier, SJ – Coordinator of Programs for Haiti As a program coordinator for Haiti in the Jesuit advancement office of Canada, I travelled to Haiti for a five-day mission starting on May 19th. Scott McMaster, director of the Jesuits’ advancement for Canada, accompanied me. The purpose was to conduct a site visit …

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Raising hope from under the rubble

By Canadian Jesuits International  The Jesuits in Haiti are accompanying vulnerable families affected by the August 2021 earthquake with the construction of housing in the south of Haiti. Below is an interim report on the work accomplished so far. Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is supporting this work, thanks to the generosity of Canadians.  Despite the …

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“There is a price on our heads”: The Impact of Political Turbulence and Kidnapping on the Jesuits in Haiti

“The last four years have been extremely difficult, and the situation continues to be very difficult.” Political turmoil, violence, and now kidnappings have been a daily occurrence in Haiti over the past years. Western countries, including Canada, are well aware of this crisis that affects the Haitian people as a group and as individuals. In …

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Defending the rights of Haitian migrants

Levelt Michaud, SJ, National Director of the Jesuit Service for Migrants Haiti is part of the Jesuit Province of Canada The Jesuit Service for Migrants/Solidarité Fwontalye-Haiti (SJM/SFw-Haiti or SJM-Haiti) is a social apostolate of the Society of Jesus in Haiti. Its threefold mission is to accompany Haitian compatriots who have been turned back at the borders, to …

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A glimmer of hope for a country in crisis

By Jean Denis Saint-Félix, SJ, Superior of the Jesuits in Haiti Haiti is part of the Jesuit Province of Canada  For some time now, Haiti has been in the midst of an accutely worrying sociopolitical crisis. There is a collective sense of frustration among the people whose desire is to stand strong and resilient in the face of a terribly harsh and disturbing reality. The people who have attempted to preserve their dignity in spite of the extreme ugliness of their situation that has been witnessed across the …

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