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placeholder February 8, 2010   •   VOL. 48, NO. 3   •   Oakland, CA
Haitian bishop: build anew based on justice

The tragic destruction of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas is an opportunity for Haiti and the world to rebuild a nation free from poverty and prejudice and based on justice and compassion, said Bishop Pierre Andre Dumas of Anse-a-Veau et Miragoane.

He appealed to the international community to make aid be “more humane” in a way that respects human dignity and is free from self-interest, speculation, and politics.
“If one world has crumbled, there is a new world to be built” that is based on compassion and solidarity, he said.

“The best needs to come out of this and not a return to how things were before,” he said. He said reconstruction cannot follow the old ways of doing things in which the country is abandoned, people live in slums, and “we pretend that they are not our concern.”

 
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