Monday, April 16, 2012


I struggle with ways to tell these stories ... 
A refugee camp in Chiapas, in southern México, the year 1998 - the mothers and children here were survivors of a massacre by paramilitaries. We met them and accompanied them on one of our human-rights journeys. The prevailing attitude of those who cared for them - radical Jesuits - was compassion. Compassion in the midst of despair. Sometimes that seems so rare.
Survivor Photo (5) - Young Tzotzil Mayan women and children in a Chiapas, Mexico refugee camp, survivors of the massacre of 45 kinspeople in Acteal in 1997, whom we accompanied back to the massacre site a year later for a commemoration of those slain by paramilitaries. © Wes Rehberg

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