The assassination of Sister Maura

markey book sister mauraAuthor Eileen Markey will discuss her book, A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura, on Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. A Radial Faith follows the life of Sister Maura Clarke, one of four U.S. churchwomen murdered by a Salvadoran death squad during the Salvadoran civil war in the 1980s. Drawing on interviews with Sister Maura’s family and the people she loved and worked with, her letters, and heavily‑redacted government documents, Markey follows Sister Maura’s spiritual and political journey. According to Markey, working in poor communities transformed Sister Maura from an obedient and rule-bound young woman into a provocative critic of authority who pushed the boundaries of what it meant to be faithful to religious conviction — even if it meant challenging the CIA-backed regimes terrorizing the poor of Latin America. Markey is an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Wall Street Journal, National Catholic Reporter, America, and Commonweal. | New York Times book review. Co-sponsors: Center for Human Rights and International Justice and the Church in the 21st Century Center | RSVP requested.

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