[News] Open Letter to Aristide

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LETTER TO OUR BROTHER, PRESIDENT JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE

As people of faith, we know that the road to 
democracy and justice is not an easy one. These 
years of enforced exile have been painful – not 
only for you and your family, but for the people 
of Haiti. We join the call from all over the world for this exile to end.

The poor of Haiti, those you have represented 
with such tenacity and dignity over all these 
years, continue to demand your presence. We hear 
their voices and we join their call.

In the strongest terms, we urge the United States 
government to cease its opposition to your 
return. There can be no democratic development 
while a democratically elected leader is 
banished. And there can be no true reconstruction 
without the participation of the majority of Haiti’s people.

In the aftermath of the terrible earthquake of 
2010, your return will provide hope and lift 
spirits. Please know that when you get to Haiti, we will be there with you.

You are in our hearts and in our prayers.

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Archdiocese of Detroit

Rev. Phil Lawson, Interfaith Program Director, East Bay Housing Organizations

Rev. C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Activist, Atlanta, GA

Rev. Sir John Alleyne, Church of England, UK

Dr. Amer Araim, Dar-ul-Islam Mosque, Concord CA

Father Roy Bourgeois, Founder, SOA Watch

Kathy Boylan, Catholic Worker, Washington, D.C.

Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Carlisle, Pastor, Faith Healing 
Prayer Deliverance Christian Center, Oakland, California

Rabbi David J. Cooper & Rabbi Burt Jacobson, 
Kehilla Community Synagogue*, Oakland California

Sister Maureen Duignan, OSF, Executive Director, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

Father Renaud Francois, Montreal, Canada

Sister Stella Goodpasture, OP, Justice Promoter, 
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

Dr. Jacqueline Grant, Womanist and Director of 
Systematic Theology, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA

Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler, Senior Pastor, 
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 
Washington, D.C. and National President, 
Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice 
of the United Church of Christ

Father Lawrence Lucas, Our Lady of Lourdes, R.C. Church, Harlem, NY

Rev. Dr. Carolyn McCrary, Womanist and Director 
of Pastoral Care, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA

Rev. Paul Nicolson, Chair, Zacchaeus 2000, UK

Dr. Itihari Ture, Director of Center for African 
Biblical Studies, DeKalb County, GA

Mama Zogbe, Chief Priestess, Mami Wata Healers Society of North America

Mamissii Makena Zannu, Priestess, Mami Wata Healers Society

Reverend Doctor Nozomi Ikuta, Interfaith Prisoners of Conscience Project

*for identification purposes only

Forwarded by:

Haiti Action Committee
<http://www.haitisolidarity.net/>www.haitisolidarity.net and on FACEBOOK




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