TAKE ACTION: Embrace the “Banana Challenge”

by Tom Webb, Pax Christi Northern California Longtime students and activists knowledgeable of the Central American scene are probably aware of the role the agricultural export economy has played in shaping the politics, economies and cultures of countries like Honduras and Guatemala.  Often derisively labeled “banana republics” bananas remain among the leading exportable crop in … Continue reading TAKE ACTION: Embrace the “Banana Challenge”

REFLECTION: Remembering Maura, Ita, Dorothy and Jean – a scattering of seeds and words of gratitude

by Scott Wright and Jean Stokan Today marks the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of four U.S. church women who were assassinated in El Salvador on December 2, 1980. Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel, and Jean Donovan: two Maryknoll sisters, one Ursuline nun, and a young lay person. Today, 35 years later, we live … Continue reading REFLECTION: Remembering Maura, Ita, Dorothy and Jean – a scattering of seeds and words of gratitude