Monday, December 3, 2012

Forty-five women religious are in El Salvador as part a delegation sponsored by the SHARE
Foundation and LCWR. They are participating in events to mark the 32nd anniversary of the martyrdom of four US missionaries who were assassinated by the Salvadoran military for their advocacy on behalf of refugees and the poor (mentioned in yesterday's blog post).

Ceremonies include a service to honor LCWR for its dedication to advocacy for justice in El Salvador. Pat Farrell, OSF is receiving the award on behalf of all women religious.

The SHARE Foundation will also launch a scholarship program for girls and young women named for the four missionaries. The delegation will be in El Salvador until December 5 and will visit the site of the assassination of the four missionaries to remember them and celebrate their lives. They will also petition Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes and the Salvadoran government to declare the site a national monument.

For more information, go to the SHARE El Salvador website or click here to access the LCWR newsletter article explaining the trip.

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