BY CHRIS KERR | March 14, 2016
SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR – The Jesuit Province of Central America’s Provincial Commission for the Social Apostolate issued a statement on March 8, 2016 regarding the murder of Berta Cáceres, an internationally renowned Honduran indigenous and environmental leader. Cáceres was shot to death by intruders who entered her home in Honduras on March 3, 2016. The statement was originally published in Spanish.
The Jesuit’s Central American Province, based in San Salvador, El Salvador, is responsible for Jesuit communities and ministries in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama.
Chris joined the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) as executive director in 2011. He has over fifteen years of experience in social justice advocacy and leadership in Catholic education and ministry. Prior to ISN he served in multiple roles at John Carroll University, including coordinating international immersion experience and social justice education programming as an inaugural co-director of John Carroll’s Arrupe Scholars Program for Social Action. Prior to his time at John Carroll he served as a teacher and administrator at the elementary and secondary levels in Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Chris speaks regularly at campuses and parishes about social justice education and advocacy, Jesuit mission, and a broad range of social justice issues. He currently serves on the board of directors for Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ). Chris earned a B.A. and M.A. from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. He and his family reside in Shaker Heights, Ohio.