World Survey by the Interchurch World Movement of North America; American Volume Volume 1

World Survey by the Interchurch World Movement of North America; American Volume Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...These provisions are wholly inadequate to meet the situation. Santo Domingo under American urging now spends $1,000,000 annually for education while Haiti with her three times greater population and need spends only $300,000. A Haitian school teacher unable to sign his salary warrant was not a whit embarrassed at the inconsistency of his position. "That does not matter," he explained, "you see I am the teacher of reading, not of writing." What can Christianity offer the starved social and intellectual life of Haiti with its unmorality due to ignorance and the darker viciousness of its pagan "voodooism"? FORCES AT WORK THE Episcopal Church has twenty-seven preaching stations in Haiti conducted by native Haitians and has recently sent a white clergyman to Santo Domingo City to minister to Americans and English-speaking Negroes. The Weslyan Methodists of England have long done some work in both countries, but now only support two missionaries in the whole Island. The Methodist Protestant Church has sent a few evangelistic workers into the northern part of Santo Domingo. Two of the American Negro denominations conduct evangelistic work in the Island and there are a few scattering independent workers. What is said to be the most efficient boardingschool for boys in Haiti, and probably the only one that would approximate American standards, is conducted by the French Catholic Brothers of St. Louis. Bird College for girls conducted by an independent Wesleyan missionary is the only Protestant boarding school on the Island. The Moravians have several preaching points in Santo Domingo, but only for Englishspeaking Negroes. The only places where Protestantism is meeting with any general favor are a few of the Haitian towns...
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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646029
  • 9781236646026