Memory and Healing in El Salvador
Luke Hansen, S.J., took part in delegation to El Salvador from July 24 to Aug. 1, 2014, to mark the 25th anniversary of the assassination of six Jesuit priests, Elba Ramos and her daughter Celina at the University of Central America. The delegation was sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network and Christians for Peace in El Salvador. Hansen writes in “Truth, Then Justice” (http://americamagazine.org/issue/truth-then-justice) the delegation witnessed the bitter fruits of a civil war (1980-1992) but also many concrete signs of life and hope and healing. Hansen, a former associate editor of America and a student at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif., a graduate school of Santa Clara University, tells the story in this photo journal.