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Unformatted text preview: Honors 1050C Fatima Elzin Rev. Jean-Pierre Ruiz 1/24/10 “Haitian New Yorkers Hold On to Their Hope” On January 12 th , 2010, Haiti experienced a major natural disaster: a 7.0 magnitude earthquake centered 10 miles from Port-au-Prince. This crisis flattened many homes, government buildings, and places of worship. Although the Haitian community is enduring a very difficult time of mourning and wondering whether or not loved ones are alive, they all share one thing in common, unlike Haiti, their faith has not been shaken. Many during times of hardship and difficulty tend to question their faith. The Haitian community in New York has done the complete opposite. Although many have lost loved ones, such as the first grader who lost his father, they continue to use their religious beliefs, mainly Catholic, as an escape from the destruction that occurred in Haiti. Many churches and schools Catholic, as an escape from the destruction that occurred in Haiti....
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2010 for the course THE HON 1050C taught by Professor Jeanruiz during the Spring '10 term at St. John's.
- Spring '10