Loosing the bonds of injustice: Hope, justice and dignity for Haiti (Fall/Winter 2012)

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, the international community mobilized to support Haiti’s long-term recovery and development  Nearly three years later, it is worth examining how efforts are pro­gressing. In this issue we will explore how the U.S. pledge to “build back better” is going; examine the effects of the United Nations peacekeeping force; and discuss the need for a comprehensive housing solution.

Our vision for a just and prosper­ous Haiti must be guided by biblical principles that hold the dignity and worth of every Haitian as central to any rebuilding effort. MCC’s relief and development work in Haiti, as well as our advocacy work in Wash­ington, are informed by the prophet Micah’s vision of a day when nations will abolish war and injustice, and every person will live a life of dignity without fear (Micah 4:1–5). God’s desire for people, communities and nations is to enjoy a life free from poverty, injustice and all other forms of oppression.

Send a message to President Obama and Governor Romney asking them to support Haiti.

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Built back better? For whom?
  3. MINUSTAH: Is it worth the money?
  4. Worship: Who is my neighbor?
  5. Facts about Haiti
  6. Policy Principles: U.S. policy toward Haiti should…

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One Response to Loosing the bonds of injustice: Hope, justice and dignity for Haiti (Fall/Winter 2012)

  1. Richard S, Boshart says:

    This is indeed a needed stimulation to keep the Haiti mission moving forward and to recognize the needs of Haiti. Thanks

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