Xavier honors Jesuit martyrs

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ The University of Central America in El Salvador had six of its professors shot down in the middle of the night during the country’s civil war in 1989. Before the shooting, the professors had received bomb and death threats due to their Jesuit education system of providing education to the poor. “They knew their situation was intense, but they kept doing what they had to do on the behalf of the poor,” Gillian Ahlgren, professor of theology and founding director of the Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice, said. This time during the civil war … Continue reading Xavier honors Jesuit martyrs

Xavier students participate in School of the Americas protest

By: Tatum Hunter Eight Xavier students, accompanied by Dr. Irene Hodgson, travelled to Ft. Benning, Ga., to attend a three-day demonstration at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). The event was held on Nov. 22 in protest of WHINSEC, formerly known as School of the Americas (SOA), an American-run military training school for Latin American soldiers. Graduates of the school have been responsible for a series of human rights violations, including the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero in 1980, the massacre of the entire village of El Mozote in 1981 and the assassination of six Jesuit priests … Continue reading Xavier students participate in School of the Americas protest