CA ON00389 1-9-1-1647
Faith and war in Nicaragua
- [ca. 1983] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 p. of textual records
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This item is a one page article by Henri Nouwen entitled Faith and War in Nicaragua, publisher unknown, date conjectured at 1983. There is a side comment that 'these comments are from a speech Nouwen made July 27, in Washington D.C. Nouwen begins the article by stating that he sees the spiritual destinies of the two Americas, North and South as being intimately connected. He points to what he describes as the ‘fraying of the chord called Central America, which binds these two continents together’ as being caused not simply by economic, social, political or military reasons, but also spiritual ones. Nouwen then speaks of a visit he made to a small village on the border of Nicaragua and Honduras where he speaks with the people who had suffered deeply in a war supported, Nouwen suggests, by the United States. He then describes a moment of forgiveness asked for and given and he says he experiences ‘an incredible hope’. Throughout the article Nouwen sees Christ as the binding force of the hope.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Preservation photocopy available in Articles by Nouwen Access Copy Box 2.
Related units of description
Unknown publishing information. An extended version of this material was published in America, April 21, 1984 entitled, Christ of the Americas and this article from America was published in Nouwen, Henri, The Road to Peace, ed. by John Dear, also entitled Christ of the Americas, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y. 1998.
Photocopied after 1983 (originally published ca. 1983).