How to Take Action in the Face of Great Tragedy

The plaque in front of the El Mozote memorial reads: “They did not die. They are with us, with you, and with all humanity.” As part of humanity, you and I have a choice. Will we let the victims of the El Mozote massacre lay forgotten in a remote corner of El Salvador? Will we let countless others, in El Salvador, in South Sudan, in Syria, join them? Or will we stand with witnesses like Dorila and demand change?

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A New Beginning for Victims of Gang Violence

What does it really mean to be “internally displaced”? Where do the many thousands of people trying to escape violence in El Salvador go? What do their lives look like? To answer some of these questions, I tagged along with our Community Development staff to visit one family who is building a new life in the wake of forced displacement.

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Hannah Rose Nelson
What Hope Looks Like

Let’s talk about relentless hope.

Bobby Kennedy put it this way: 

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope...
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Hannah Rose Nelson
Why Care About El Salvador?

Why should people in the United States care about El Salvador? The short answer is, because they always have. Decisions made in the United States have had a formational impact on life in Central America for centuries.

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Hannah Rose Nelson
Meet Celia Medrano, Chief Program Officer

Celia Medrano has seen firsthand how Cristosal’s work can inspire a ripple effect of positive change. In Celia’s recent work, one young woman stands out. This woman was forcibly displaced from her home, and planned to flee to another country for her safety. However...

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Hannah Rose Nelson