Church, Liberation, and Chiapas
David D. Newsom. David D. Newsom, former undersecretary of state, is Cumming Memorial Professor of International Affairs ., The Christian Science Monitor
IN the Mexican state of Chiapas, currently the scene of an Indian and peasant revolt, conservative opponents are reportedly blaming the local Catholic clergy for causing the uprising. This is not the first time, nor is it likely to be the last, that priests find themselves in the center of social unrest.
Christians from developed nations who have observed societies marked by enormous disparities between rich and poor have some understanding of the dilemmas facing church representatives in such conditions. The repetition by the clergy of the words of the prophets and Christ Jesus that express special concern for the poor leads to the question from parishioners: How do …
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Publication information: Article title: Church, Liberation, and Chiapas. Contributors: David D. Newsom. David D. Newsom, former undersecretary of state, is Cumming Memorial Professor of International Affairs . - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: March 23, 1994. Page number: 23. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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