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Haiti - Crisis : The Jesuits of Haiti urge the Nation to rise up and reborn
"The deep crisis that Haitian society has been going through for several decades has now reached unimaginable dimensions. We feel like we are in total chaos; at the bottom of a chasm from which no way out is visible on the horizon. Uncertainty and suffering seem alas ! take away all hope. Our Nation is slowly collapsing and with it our institutions and the fundamental values on which our collective existence is based. This sad situation challenges us as men and women, Christians and even more as Jesuit Religious [...]"
After an analysis of certain aspects of Haitian society, the report indicates that there is a way out of the crisis:
"If the tragedy we are currently experiencing is the result of human action, a way out of the crisis and a better tomorrow can come thanks to positive action by the sons and daughters of our country.
We urge key players, both national and international, to take the appropriate decisions, with full respect for fundamental democratic principles, to help save this country.
We urge the vital forces of the Nation, we ask to stand up, at this historic crossroads of our country, to redo the gesture of 1804 and thus launch this vast movement of national rebirth which will restore hope and dignity to our people.
We also urge all social and political activists, the many organizations of the Haitian diaspora, not to lose heart and to continue the fight to reverse this unbearable situation.
We urge the valiant people of Haiti, courageous and resilient people, proud people even in the depths of adversity to continue to draw on their faith, their rich culture and their unique history, new reasons for hope and courage necessary to make his dream of a new Haiti a reality."