CONASPEH -National Spiritual Council of Haitian Churches
The National Spiritual Council of Haitian Churches or CONASPEH was established in 1986. Their vision is to “eliminate the racial, state and religious exclusion of which member churches have been victims and to promote religious, economic, social, moral and intellectual development in the country.” Their goal is to “stand in solidarity with their churches, theologically, structurally, intellectually and financially. They look to “consolidate the task and vision of their churches nationally.” They also seek to “defend the rights of their churches.” They look forward to “establishing and maintaining relationships with sister churches and organizations and representing the church nationally in front of the Haitian state. “ Their symbol is the upside down tree where the fruit is accessible to everyone and the roots reach for God.
CONASPEH covers many areas of support in Haiti and Global Ministries supports many projects for CONASPEH. CONASPEH has an Adult Literacy program to confront the low percentage of adult literacy. They focus on education at all levels including Andrew Theological Seminary. We have two missionaries in education with CONASPEH. Bethany Guy works with the people to people project where efforts are to create education for people to maintain their own communities. Diane Fonderlin is a Professor of Theology at Andrews Theological Seminary.