Are Evangelical Missionaries in Haiti really MISERY Tourists?

Food for Thought - As a Haitian Thinketh...
I recently read an article that calls Evangelical missionaries in Haiti "misery tourists" who target Vodou believers as souls in need of salvation from the grip of Satan... Do you agree with this notion?

Misery tourism is not a new term... So what does it really mean?

The simplest definition I found was from an article at which states:

"Misery tourism is what (mostly white) Westerners do to make themselves feel better about their own circumstances."

Some group people feel better about themselves after they witness the living conditions of another group... If we really want a better Haiti, we cannot afford to be the monkey in the zoo that other people come to see.

Without turning this into a Church vs Vodou topic, do you think of evangelical missionaries in Haiti as misery tourists?

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Tags: Haitian Vodou Religion, Religious Conflict in Haiti, Haitian Newsletter Articles, Just a thought

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