Luke Hansen, S.J., a former associate editor of America, is a special correspondent at the Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazonian Region.
HOPE BLOOMS. Obdulio Ramos, the husband of Elba, planted roses on the lawn where the Jesuits were assassinated, along P with Elba and her daughter, at the University of Central America, San Salvador.
Luke Hansen, S.J.October 29, 2014
In Arcatao, El Salvador, a small town nestled amid stunning mountain vistas near the Honduran border, the Historical Memory Committee is charged with preserving the memory of the civil war that left more than 75,000 dead—and thousands more “disappeared”—between 1980 and 1992.
Of Many Things
Luke Hansen, S.J.May 13, 2014
Christians have long written about connection between war and the liturgy.
Detainee artwork on display in Camp Delta, July 18, 2013. Zak, the Muslim cultural adviser, says the detainees' artwork gives evidence of their change in attitude over the years.
Luke Hansen, S.J.May 08, 2014
An insider’s view of the detainees in Guantánamo Bay
Camp X-Ray, now abandoned, where the first detainees were held in 2002
Luke Hansen, S.J.May 06, 2014
The hunger strike that involved more than 100 detainees and captured international attention was still on when I landed on the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. It was July 16, 2013, and my arrival coincided with that of John F. Kelly, a four-star Marine general who is commander of U.S. mili
Navy Cmdr. Walter Ruiz
Luke Hansen, S.J.May 06, 2014
Cmdr. Walter Ruiz of the U.S. Navy serves as legal counsel to Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, 45, a defendant in the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for his alleged role in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The charges against Mr. al-Hawsawi, a citizen of Saudi Arabia, include conspiracy to co
Of Other Things
Luke Hansen, S.J.May 01, 2014
Most of the drama of communal living plays out around the kitchen sink.
In All Things
Luke Hansen, S.J.April 11, 2014
When I graduated from college and worked in an office for the first time I saw people drinking four five six cups of coffee every day I decided that I never wanted to take up that habit so I avoided coffee altogether Years later when I started teaching an early morning class at Red Cloud India
St. Patrick is depicted in a stained-glass window at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
In All Things
Luke Hansen, S.J.March 17, 2014
From the stones of this sacred building and from across the centuries Jesus proclaims ldquo I am alive rdquo said Matt Malone S J editor in chief of America in a live-streamed homily on March 17 from St Patrick rsquo s Cathedral in New York City in celebration of the patron of Ireland and
Luke Hansen, S.J.March 12, 2014
In November 2004 the first U S military commission hearings in more than 60 years reconvened in Guant namo Bay Cuba Khalid Shaikh Mohammed the alleged mastermind of the Sept 11 attacks was in U S custody but he did not sit in the defendant rsquo s chair High-value detainees like Mr Mohamm
Of Other Things
Luke Hansen, S.J.February 04, 2014
It is important for believers to step back and critically reflect on our practices as fans.