Vodou and Religious Freedom in Haiti

Gina Athena Ulysse, a Prof. of Anthropology & African American Studies at Wesleyan University, writes at the huffingtonpost about the oppression of Vodouists in Haiti: 

While perception of Haiti as synonymous with Vodou reigns in public imagination, especially abroad, within the republic the religion is under attack again. Vodouists and supporters from all over Haiti and its diaspora took to the streets of Port-au-Prince yesterday (Oct. 17) to protest against a govWhile perception of Haiti as synonymous with Vodou reigns in public imagination, especially abroad, within the republic the religion is under attack again. Vodouists and supporters from all over Haiti and its diaspora took to the streets of Port-au-Prince yesterday (Oct. 17) to protest against a governmental decree that jeopardizes religious autonomy in the country.ernmental decree that jeopardizes religious autonomy in the country.

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Gina Athena Ulysse, Defending Vodou in Haiti, 10/18/2012 

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