Wednesday, November 16, 2005

16th anniversary of slaying of the Jesuits


Today marks the 16th anniversary of the slaying of 6 Jesuits priests at the University of Central America and their housekeeper and her daughter. The UN Truth Commission left no doubt about the responsibility of the US-trained military for the heinous act, and that such responsibility went to the highest levels of the armed forces.

16 years later we remember their martyrdom and their walk with the poor and oppressed in El Salvador which should be an inspiration to us all. Meg was at a vigil for the 16th anniversary this weekend, and you can read her thoughts about its meaning here.

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