Learning about Haitian voudou

This Sunday, April 18, we will have an opportunity to learn about Haitian voudou. Manbo Marie Maude Evans, a Haitian voudou priestess who heads the group Sosyete Nago, and Adam Michael McGee, a doctoral student at Harvard University and voudou priest, will speak with us about the real voudou faith, helping us to see beyond the Hollywood images we’ve been given.

Our minister, the Reverend Frieda Gillespie, will take part in the service as well.

It has now been three months since an earthquake devastated much of Haiti, and this special service is a good time to think about the ongoing need for resources so that the Haitian people can rebuild. If you have not yet done so, please consider donating to a fund established by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Details are in the “Helping Haiti” notice in the right-hand column of this website.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Child care and religious-education classes are available, and visitors are always welcome.

Photo of Haitian mystical art (cc) by flows_2000 and reproduced here under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.