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32nd Anniversary of Archbishop Romero’s Assassination

Today is the 32nd anniversary of the assassinatio of Monsignor Romero. The common lectionary comes in cycles so I understand the following connection as an amazing coincidence, yet I can’t help but take some prayerful time to consider the lectionary’s gospel passage for this Sunday, March 25, 2012, contains John 12:24, “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth … Continue reading

31st Anniversary of Archbishop Romero’s Assassination

A year ago today, UTS students, staff, faculty, and friends were marching with thousands of people from around the world to remember Monsignor Romero and the Christ-like sacrificial love he offered to the suffering Salvadorans. On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated while giving mass and his life and work are still very … Continue reading

Wrap Up on the El Salvador Event

Tuesday night’s event went really well and the pupusas were delicious. We sold over fifty tickets and most every item on the silent auction sold, bringing our total donation dollar amount to over $1000 for various El Salvador causes. Thanks to all who attended. Oh, and I snapped a photo of Professor Chris preaching! -nm

Salvadoran Fiesta at UTS on June 8.

The students and faculty who went to El Salvador this semester ask you to join us for dinner, a silent auction, and worship celebration on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at United Theological Seminary (3000 5th Street NW, New Brighton, MN 55112). Schedule: 6:00pm-7:00pm Dinner with a traditional Salvadoran menu of handmade Pupusas, flour … Continue reading

Pacific Rim vs. El Salvador hearings begin today.

The preliminary hearings in the case between the El Salvadorian government and Canadian mining company Pacific Rim begins today. Claiming protection under regulations of CAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement, Pacific Rim claims El Salvador is in violation of rules as it tries to limit what work it can do in the country. At … Continue reading

Top Ten Humorous Moments in El Salvador

For all of the emotional moments we had on the trip, there were a lot of funny ones, too. Here’s a little bit of levity from my eyes. I encourage others on the trip to share some of their favorites, too, and hopefully those will appear in the comments. Here are ten funny moments I … Continue reading

Who needs Archbishop Romero in their textbook?

Jimmy McCarty wrote a post on the God’s Politics blog by Jim Wallis about his impressions of Romero. In this post, you’ll see an imbedded video from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart detailing how a board of education in Texas decided whether or not to include Romero in the textbook. As McCarty writes, skip … Continue reading