Category Archives: Central American Sanctuary Movement

There was a whole community behind them: Public support for the Grand Rapids Central American Sanctuary

As was mentioned in a previous posting, the Grand Rapids Central American Sanctuary House was part of a national movement in the 1980s to provide safe housing and solidarity to Guatemalans and Salvadorans fleeing political violence.  The Koinonia House declared … Continue reading

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News Coverage of the Grand Rapids Center American Sanctuary Movement in the 1980s

This is the second story dealing with the Central American Sanctuary Movement that existed in Grand Rapids. The first story provided an overview of the Grand Rapids Movement. There was limited news coverage of the Grand Rapids Sanctuary house, which … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids was part of the Central American Sanctuary Movement in the 80s

(This article is part of a larger project about the Grand Rapids Central American Sanctuary Project. As a matter of full disclosure, this writer was part of that effort.) In the late 1970s and 1980s, US funded counter-insurgency wars were … Continue reading

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