Do everything so that liberty is victorious over oppression, justice over injustice, love over hate. – Ignacio Ellacuría
25 Years Later
November 16, 2014, will mark twenty-five years since Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., Segundo Montes, S.J., Juan Ramón Moreno, S.J., Joaquín López y López, S.J., Amando López, S.J. and their housekeeper Elba Ramos, and her 15 year-old daughter Celina Ramos, were murdered at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador.
The lives and loss of these martyrs have significantly influenced the Ignatian family in the United States and throughout the world. Jesuit institutions have re-defined what it is to be universities, high schools, parishes, etc. in light of the martyrs, discerning new ways of addressing issues of social justice locally and abroad. Across the Ignatian family new ways of proceeding have developed over the course of twenty-five years. ISN itself, is a direct product of the spirit of the martyrs, forming in response to their tragic deaths at the hands of many individuals who received training at the former U.S. Army School of the Americas.
Ignatian Solidarity Network invites you to join us in commemorating the lives and witness of the UCA martyrs throughout this 25th anniversary year. We hope this website will help you to reflect on the martyrs impact on your life, learn more about their witness, and find/share resources to commemorate the martyrs in your local institutions and communities.