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