Although there had been a loose connection for years, the first meeting of Charismatic Renewal leaders among Haitians in the U.S. was held in New York in November of 1990. At that Encounter, a seven-member Council was formed called Le Conseil du Renouveau Charismatique Catolique des Haïtiens d’Outre-Mer (the Council of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Haitians Abroad).
The Council has continued to hold a yearly Encounter of Leaders. In addition, the Council sponsors a yearly National Haitian Conference. This Council has on occasion sponsored a Haitian Mini-Conference in the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference. In 1992, 1997 and 2002 the Council collaborated on the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference in Pittsburgh and in 1996 was a sponsor of the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Congress held in New Jersey.
In the Encounter of 1993, the structure of the Council was slightly modified to better pastor the Renewal in the geographical areas where Haitians live. At present the Council is made up of eight members. In addition there is an Adjunct Committee of five members representing other areas where there is a Haitian population.
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