It is almost 20 years to the day since Jon Sobrino, S.J., narrowly escaped being murdered by a government death squad alongside eight others, and he asks now: “What have we learned since this atrocity?” Sobrino will speak on the lessons of martyrs around the globe—including those who actively chose their roles and those who became martyrs unwillingly.
“We have learned that the world’s poor are practically of no consequence to anyone—not to the people who live in abundance nor to the people who have any kind of power. The First World is not interested in the Third World. As history shows, it is interested only in ways to despoil the Third World in order to increase its own abundance,” he has written.
A leading liberation theologian, Sobrino has devoted his life to helping the poor and oppressed.
This event is co-sponsored by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education. Please join us Thursday, Nov. 5 in the Mission Church at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 each; tickets for faculty, staff, and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are $20 each; and SCU student tickets are free, but student seats are limited.
For more information or to order tickets, visit the President’s Speaker Series Web site.