International ecumenical solidarity visit to Haiti

24 to 28 November 2008                                                  Read more about the visit to Haiti

In the streets of Port-au-Prince

The bus or "tap-tap" is covered with religious slogans.

Genevieve Jacques (left), leader of the Living Letters team that visited Haiti on behalf of the WCC, with Pastor Dr Junie Hyacinthe and Pastor Fritz-Gerald Romulus of the Protestant Federation of Haiti.

Marie Claude Julsaint, executive secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean of the World YWCA, with pupils at the school of Mission Baptiste Tabernacle in Jacmel. About sixty percent of all educational institutions in Haiti belong to Churches.

Pastor Hector Dalius points out the massive erosion caused by floods in an area close to Marigot, in the South East of Haiti.

There are too many stereotypes and clichés about Haiti, so the time has come for all Haitians to forge an other, more authentic image of the country, Haiti Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis (left, with Geneviève Jacques) told the Living Letters team.

The Living Letters team with Haitian hosts

From left: Fritz-Gerald Romulus (general secretary of the Protestant Federation of Haiti), Elsy Wakil (Lebanon), Marie Claude Julsaint (Haiti/Switzerland), Michael Burke (Canada), Geneviève Jacques (France), Manuel Quintero (Cuba), Sylvain Exantus (president of the Protestant Federation of Haiti) and Els Hortensius (Netherlands).

All photos © Manuel Quintero/WCC
High resolution versions of these pictures are available upon request.