Hard to believe it's already been 27 years: Maura Clark, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel, and Jean Donovan, four U.S. women (three sisters, one lay woman) were raped and murdered by members of the security forces in El Salvador, where they had thrown in their lot with the poor.
There are biographies of the four women here at the Interreligious Task Force on Central America.
A service of remembrance which any group may use is here. There is a PDF version here.
The U.S. Senate (thank you, Russ Feingold) passed a resolution this week commemorating the four women.
[I will post some pertinent quotes and/or prayers tomorrow.]