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A Blessing and A Challenge to Us: In Memory of Fr. Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., and Fr. Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This month, we remember the deaths and celebrate the lives of two of the Jesuit priest killed in El Salvador in 1989 because they raised their voices for justice. ...more

In Memory of Berta Cáceres (English and Spanish) , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Berta Cáceres was murdered in 2016 for her outspoken advocacy as she sought environmental justice for her indigenous people in Honduras; this prayer remembers her sacrifice. Copyright © 2017, Educat...more

Film Discussion Guide: The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story , by: Anna Misleh

Chico Mendes was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader, environmentalist, and martyr. This film highlights Mendes’s work to end the destruction of the Amazonian rain forest and to organize t...more

Underside of History: “What Can I Do?” A Reflection on the Life of Brother James (Hermano Santiago) Miller, F.S.C. , by: Paul Joslin, F.S.C.

Hermano Santiago (Brother James Miller, F.S.C.) lived a life in solidarity with the people of Nicaragua and Guatemala until February 13, 1982 when he was shot dead. Brother Paul Joslin, F.S.C., a clos...more

Remembering the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador

This prayer service calls us to look back on a tragedy of the past in order to find a brighter future. Although the execution of the six Jesuit priests and the two women was a horrifying event, we pra...more

Franz Jägerstätter: A Man of Courage and Conviction

Born on May 20, 1907, Franz Jägerstätter was a martyr for the faith, a conscientious objector, a husband and father of three. He was executed for his refusal to fight for Hitler. On June 1, 2007, Fr...more

Lectionary Reflections: Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time [c] November 17, 2013

Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time [c] November 17, 2013 Copyright © 2013, Center of Concern ...more

Lectionary Reflections: Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time [c] November 10, 2013

Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time [c] November 10, 2013 Copyright © 2013, Center of Concern ...more

Monseñor Juan Gerardi: Martyr for Peace in Guatemala

Human rights defender and martyr for peace, Bishop Juan Gerardi guided the Recovery of Historical Memory project, documenting human rights violations during Guatemala’s internal conflict. Copyright ...more

The Pastoral Circle in Romero , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This resource is a companion piece to the Film Discussion Guide for the film, Romero. This activity describes how to use the Pastoral Circle™ methodology with the film and provides step by step sugg...more

Film Discussion Guide: Romero , by: Bill Raddell

The film, Romero, has become a classic in its depiction of a modern hero of social justice. In the film, set in the late 1970s, the civil war in El Salvador is heating up. This film guide provides a...more

Remembering Oscar Romero , by: Central America/Mexico Report

This newsletter, by Central America/Mexico Report, provides in-depth historical information about about Archbishop Oscar Romero and the nuns who died in El Salvador. ...more