March 27, 2014 ALL

Today: Segundo Montes, S.J., Memorial Lecture – Thomas Kelly Ph.D., Creighton University

Rev. Rutilio Grande, S.J., was assassinated by the Salvadoran military in 1977 due to his work for the poor which challenged the power structures in El Salvador. His death transformed Archbishop Oscar Romero and encouraged the Archbishop to become a passionate voice for the oppressed and marginalized people in El Salvador, actions which subsequently lead to his own assassination three years later.

Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., of Creighton University, will discuss his book “When the Gospel Grows Feet: Rutilio Grande S.J. and the Church of El Salvador” on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the Jardine Room.

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by

  • John Carroll University’s Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Program, Richard Clark, Ph.D., director.
  • The Latin American & Latin Studies Concentration, Gloria Vaquera, Ph.D., director.
  • Department of Sociology and Criminology, Penny Harris, Ph.D., chair.

For more information, please contact the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs at 216.397.6647 or Dr. Richard Clark at