Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Prayer for Haiti

Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) Disaster Relief Task Force, experts/specialists on Black/African American Mental Health issues announces and International Day of Prayer, Friday, February 12, 2010, at 4:53 PM, Eastern Standard Time, for the victims and survivors of Haiti caused by the devastating earthquake that struck the island nation on January 12, 2010.

ABPsi is in its 43rd year of advancing a psychology dedicated and committed to the liberation of the African spirit, and in spirit is asking the International Community to join The ABPsi in praying for the spirit of approximate 150,000 or more Haitians who have died and for the Haitian people in Haiti and throughout the world.

In honor of our Haitian brothers and sisters we are asking the world community to join the collective effort by lighting a candle and two minutes of silence at exactly 4:53 PM Eastern Standard Time on February 12, 2010. This will mark a formal beginning of the spiritual and psychological healing of Haiti’s people and by extension African people.

February 12-March 12,2010 is the International Month of Healing for Haitian and African people throughout the world. ABPsi ask that throughout the month churches, community groups, organizations, families and individuals participate in simple healing rituals (prayer circles, talking circles, water rituals, dance, fire rituals, silent meditation, poetry readings, singing, drumming, and other activities) that will serve to heal the spirit of the International community and that of our Haitian and African family.

Rev. Dr. Harold Orr took these photos when he was in Haiti last month. Visit to listen to an interview with him Feb. 11, 2010.


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