PEACE AND JUSTICE
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF FT. BENNING WITNESS
The year 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the murders of six Jesuit priests and two women coworkers at the University of Central America (UCA) in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Nov. 16, 1989. Their murders were committed by the elite Atlacatl battalion trained at the United States Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Ft. Benning in Columbus, GA. In November, hundreds gathered at the gates of Ft. Benning to call for an end to this military training. Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters and Associates were among the group, including Liz Sully, OP; Associate Mary Pharmer; Kath Komarek, OP; Associate Kathy Crosby; Reg McKillip, OP; and Associate Kerry McGrath. The gathering highlighted the violence that is driving migrants from Central America and the continued U.S. complicity in the repression. The Sinsinawa Dominican Faith and Resistance Working Circle asks all to remember in your prayers our sisters and brothers from Central America who are trying to escape the violence to seek a better life for their families.