Haiti One Year Later: The Quake and Haitian Spirituality, by Gerald Murray in Q

Devastation Beyond Human Imagination

I was in Haiti just before the earthquake struck a year ago. Since then I’ve been back several times and read innumerable articles in the international press. There are religious dimensions in the tragedy that have escaped the attention of the media, which has focused on human suffering, the almost imperceptible recovery, and the international politics of the world’s response to the tragedy. Few stories focused on the spiritual response of the Haitian people to the enormous disaster.  But to understand the spiritual dimension of these events, one would need to know a little bit about the people…

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