By Gina Ulysse
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 will take to the streets of Port-au-Prince today, October 17, to protest against a governmental decree that jeopardizes religious autonomy in the country.
At issue, is an amendment to the Haitian Constitution that had been prepared under President Préval’s administration, which current President Michel Martelly promulgated in the official newspaper Le Moniteur on June 19, 2012. It was approved by both the Senate and the House of Representatives.