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Fläche:27750 km2
BNE je Einw.:400 US$
Einstufung:Am wenigsten entwickelte Länder




Christlich: 96.00%

Spiritistisch: 3.00%

Andere: 1.00%


Katholiken: 6628000

Protestanten: 1607500

Anglikaner: 115000

Unabhängige: 479900

(double affiliation)
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Haiti is situated on the western part of the island of Hispaniola, discovered by Columbus in 1492. The indigenous people were exterminated by the Spanish, who ceded the territory to the French in 1697. A century later, the slaves imported from Africa to work on sugar plantations rebelled and finally defeated the French army. In 1804 Haiti became the first nation of the world which liberated itself from slavery and colonial power. But the independence resulted in depletion of the economy and natural resources, political instability and social violence. The hopes for change and development raised by the election of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 1990 were crushed after a few years. Lack of political and economic governance, generalized violence, and a devastated environment contribute to make Haiti one of the poorest countries in the world. Civil society groups, churches and political parties are trying to break the spiral of violence and impoverishment. Traditionally Haiti has been Catholic. Voodoo, the Afro-Haitian cult, has a strong hold on the people. Protestant missions started working in the 19th century. In the 20th century Pentecostal and charismatic groups developed very rapidly. The Protestant Federation of Haiti cooperates with other groups for the renewal of society and a new "social contract". The Council of Evangelical Churches of Haiti, which is an observer member of the Federation, is affiliated with the WEA. The Anglicans are part of the Episcopal Church in the USA, and the Methodists of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, both WCC member churches.

Ökumenische Reaktion auf das Erdbeben vom Januar 2010
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Besuch der Lebendigen Briefe in Haiti

Ein Team "Lebendiger Briefe" mit Vertretern und Vertreterinnen aus ÖRK-Mitgliedskirchen stattete vom 24. bis zum 28. November 2008 Haiti einen Solidaritätsbesuch ab. Mehr...


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ÖRK-Mitgliedskirchen vertreten in Haiti

Anm.: Die Liste der in den einzelnen Ländern vertretenen Kirchen wird noch bearbeitet.

Letzte Aktualisierung: 01.01.2006