Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador… all of these nations in our hemisphere have suffered violence in recent decades. Civil wars in the region have produced thousands of refugees. Violations of human rights, economic distress, embargos on travel – these woes have been felt keenly by our sisters and brothers in Episcopal dioceses in the region. You can help to strengthen our dioceses and Anglican partners in this region through mission service, development initiatives, and public policy advocacy.
Working together for justice.
Lusby church brings school nurse to Haiti
[Southern Maryland News] After seeing a need for better medical care in Haiti, Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish in Lusby, Maryland, is helping fund a school nurse in one impoverished city.
Mission Report: St. Thomas Episcopal to Haiti
[Huntsville (AL) Times] A four-member team from St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Huntsville, Alabama, conducted a weeklong construction mission at St. Simeon Episcopal Church in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, last month. Team members joined with six local carpenters to form a joint Haitian-American construction crew to build school desks and benches for three Episcopal schools.
Fighting for land, environmental protection in Brazil
Araides Duarte da Luz grew up in a migrant-worker family, living wherever anyone offered them a place. His wife, Marilene Hammel, grew up on a farm her family was forced to sell during Brazil's "green revolution."
Bishops, spouses hold prayer service at the Colombia-Ecuador border
Vehicle and foot traffic flows uninterrupted on the bridge separating Colombia and Ecuador at Tulcán, a border town where annually thousands of Colombians cross over, seeking refuge from violence and persecution. The national police are present on both sides, but no one is stopped, no questions asked, no identification is required to enter.
Massachusetts church group volunteers in Honduras
[Lexington (MA) Minuteman] A group of Lexington, Massachusetts, residents gained new perspective on how people live in some other parts of the world after taking part in a service trip to Honduras recently.