Voices of the Voiceless: Women, Justice, and Human Rights in Guatemala

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Herald Press, 1997 - Political Science - 232 pages
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With insight and passion Michelle Tooley calls for the voiceless to find their voices and be heard. She focuses on injustices suffered by women in Guatemala, but pleads also for a justice encompassing all who suffer -- women, men, children, or the earth itself.

Voices of the Voiceless tells the stories of such women as Myrna Mack Chang, murdered by Guatemalan security forces, and Rigoberta Menchu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Tooley interprets this agony and drama through theological reflection and perspectives on the Political history of Guatemala.

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Contents

List of Figures
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Introduction
19
Injustice in Guatemala
29
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Rick Axtell is professor of religion and campus Chaplain at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky. Previously, he was director of Louisville United Against Hunger and a case manager with homeless men at St. Vincent DePaul. Michelle Tooley is associate professor of Religion and Peace Studies at Berea College. Her research is on Religion, Ethics, and Society, with particular focus on peace building, migration, and human rights. Michael L. Westmoreland-White was formerly the outreach director of Every Church a Peace Church and remains heavily active in faith-based organizations working for peace with justice, especially the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, Christian Peacemaker Teams, and the Fellowship of Reconciliation. He teaches religion, philosophy, and ethics courses at several colleges and universities in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

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