Entries by ISN Staff

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“El ejemplo” | Remembering Oscar Romero

During our time together in Mariona, my new friends Oti and Aida have filled many hours sharing their memories of Archbishop Oscar Romero. The strong hug he provided in a time of struggle. His homilies echoing from every radio in town. Even the horrors that they encountered at his funeral. But, as we shared a cup of coffee in a small room of Oti’s house, I asked them for a few words to describe this man and they both had to pause for a moment. “… love… solidarity… a voice for the voiceless… the fight… the defender of the poor…” As I listened to these two women speak, one word resounded in my mind “ejemplo.”

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George Clooney | Arrested Development

Just hours ago American actor George Clooney was arrested in Washington D.C. outside of the Sudan embassy during heated protesting against the violence against the Sudanese people by the Sudan government and also calling for the Sudanese government to allow more humanitarian aid into the country. Clooney was given three warnings to leave the property but was eventually booked while fighting for justice. The arrest occurs just two days after Clooney testified before the Senate Foreign Relations committee after arriving back into the United States from a trip to Sudan.