Tuesday, 8 December 2009

IGNACIO ELLACURIA


Ignacio Ellacuría was born on the 9 of November of 1930 in Portugalete (Vizcaya). He was a jesuit priest, philosopher and theologian, who did important work as a professor and rector at the university José Simeón Cañas, a jesuit university in El Salvador founded in 1965. He dedicated his life to the university work, but it understood that the intellectual task cannot be apart from historical and social problems, in the case of the Central America that means oppression, injustice and exclusion. He fought for liberation. He worked for the peace and searched justice. He devoted his life to the Theology of Liberation, that means that God does not want people to suffer from injustice, oppression or exclusion so the priests have to help them. He defended the rights of the people in F.M.L.N. Thus, he was considered an enemy by the government.
He was murdered, with other jesuits, in San Salvador on November 16, 1989.

I agree with him because I think that all of us have the same rights and nobody must be considered worse than others.

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