Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ecumenical Mission Partnership on La Gonave

In growing Haiti diocese, ecumenical partnership builds new churches and schoolrooms
(article via the Episcopal News Service)

La Gonave is a large island in the Golfe de la Gonave, between Haiti's two arms, so to speak.  The photos I have seen elsewhere are lovely. I hope to go there one day.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

a new bishop with Haiti connections

The Diocese of Connecticut has just elected Ian Douglas as their next bishop.  Ian lived for a year and a half in Darbonne, Haiti, in the same rectory in which I lived this past summer, while he worked in the Diocese of Haiti.  I hope this connection will continue as he moves into his new call.  Congratulations, Ian!



Friday, October 23, 2009

Speaking of Faith - Bach’s Bible

SOF Observed - Bach’s Bible Colleen Scheck, Producer I was a...

This short video has nothing to do with Haiti, but it's worth a few minutes of your time if you are at all interested in JS Bach. Beautiful photos, too.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Peace is a Development Tool

I recently received the following email through the Episcopal Young Adult Ministry mailing list:

Dear Friends,

As most of you know I work A LOT with Episcopal Peace Fellowship these days.. One of the areas I oversee is young adult involvement and leadership. One of our young adults created a fabulous 100% organic cotton short sleeve t-shirt that EPF recently began selling this summer. The shirt reads, "Peace is a Development Tool" in Haitian Creole. They are $20 each with half of the money going directly toward our nonviolence training work in Haiti. And as a way to plug more young people into EPF -- every young adult who buys one, is automatically made an EPF member for the year. As college chaplains or young adult ministers, I'm asking you to publicize these shirts to your young people. They are really soft and super comfy -- the sizes do run small though, so heads up on that. :) If you or anyone else is interested in buying them please let me know and I'll put you in touch with the right folks.


I hope to buy one of these t-shirts once I save enough allowance, and I think many of you may also be interested. I contacted Allison, who told me that it was fine for me to share this information. She gave me the following contact information for anyone interested in buying one.

Sara Filipiak

Just think, you could do some early Christmas shopping and benefit Haiti, too.