The Church in the Salvadoran Revolution

  title={The Church in the Salvadoran Revolution},
  author={T. S. Montgomery},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  pages={62 - 87}
In December 1968 Father Jose Inocencio Alas, a young diocesan priest, was sent by his bishop, Monsefior Luis Chavez y Gonzalez, to the parish of Suchitoto thirty miles north of San Salvador. Alas had just spent several months in Ecuador studying how to develop a pastoral program that would directly involve his parishioners in the daily life of the church. The technique that Alas focused on was the creation of Comunidades Eclesiales de Base (Christian Base Communities-CEBs). CEBs are small… Expand
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