Petition for the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC

June 19, 2015 Written by Nancy Taylor Dear Mother Emanuel: You, who authored courageous slave rebellions, who suffered and survived wretched bigotry, burnings and earthquake, You, you who worshipped underground when black churches were outlawed … Dear Mother Emanuel, in this day of grievous heartache, we wrap you in bands of prayer. …

Oscar Romero

Until his assassination by right-wing gunmen, Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador spoke out courageously in defense of human rights and social justice in strife-torn El Salvador. Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez was born in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador, on August 15, 1917. His father, the town postmaster and telegraph …