Our time spent among them was a wonderful opportunity for them to show us how they have rebuilt their community, visiting a solar fruit dehydrating coop there, attending Mass in their new Church, speaking with community leaders in their community gathering space, and visiting the house where Fr. Jon Cortina, S.J.
While many of us may not have “been” to El Salvador before, we have come know to the struggles our brothers and sisters have faced and we feel called to deepen our relationship of solidarity
On a personal note as someone who works regularly with Honduran Jesuits and lay-colleagues, and has visited the vacant neighborhoods, besieged schools and communities in San Pedro, Progreso, and Teguz, I’m shocked by the choices my government is currently making. I expect better.