9781469643311-1469643316-Father Luis Olivares, a Biography: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles

ISBN-13: 9781469643311
ISBN-10: 1469643316
Author: García, Mario T.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Hardcover 560 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469643311
ISBN-10: 1469643316
Author: García, Mario T.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Hardcover 560 pages

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Acknowledged authors García, Mario T. wrote Father Luis Olivares, a Biography: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles comprising 560 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469643316 and 9781469643311. Since then Father Luis Olivares, a Biography: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This is the amazing untold story of the Los Angeles sanctuary movement's champion, Father Luis Olivares (1934–1993), a Catholic priest and a charismatic, faith-driven leader for social justice. Beginning in 1980 and continuing for most of the decade, hundreds of thousands of Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees made the hazardous journey to the United States, seeking asylum from political repression and violence in their home states. Instead of being welcomed by the "country of immigrants," they were rebuffed by the Reagan administration, which supported the governments from which they fled. To counter this policy, a powerful sanctuary movement rose up to provide safe havens in churches and synagogues for thousands of Central American refugees.

Based on previously unexplored archives and over ninety oral histories, this compelling biography traces the life of a complex and constantly evolving individual, from Olivares's humble beginnings in San Antonio, Texas, to his close friendship with legendary civil rights leader Cesar Chavez and his historic leadership of the United Neighborhoods Organization and the sanctuary movement.

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