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The Nicaraguan Jesuit Fernando Cardenal spoke of the Sandinista Revolution at the University of Murcia (23/03/2009)

Under the title "Memoirs of a priest of the revolution ', the Nicaraguan Jesuit Fernando Cardenal give a lecture at the University of Murcia on Wednesday March 25.

Together with his brother Ernesto, Fernando Cardenal was a champion of liberation theology, coming to serve as Minister of Education in the Sandinista government in the late 80's.

His association with liberation theology and the Sandinista government led to his expulsion from the Society of Jesus, but was reinstated later.

Among its major initiatives highlights the "Crusade for Literacy" with which he managed to teach reading and writing to half a million people in five months, lowering significantly the rate of illiteracy in the country, which rose from 51 to 13 percent.

The initiative won the prize of the UNESCO Nadezhda Krupskaya.

When this thirtieth anniversary of the Sandinista revolution, is a unique opportunity to see first hand memories and experiences of one of their top players.

The event is organized by the Vice President of University Extension, the Committee Oscar Romero, Christian Base Communities and Forum Ellacuría.

The talk will be held in the Chamber of the Faculty of Arts at 20 hours the said March 25.

Source: Universidad de Murcia

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