This issue of A Public Witness takes you on a trip to Puerto Rico to explore the development of this separate and unequal system of justice and economics, hear from Puerto Ricans about the impact of colonialization today, and consider the complicity of Christian churches.
In a letter Tuesday, Archbishop Roberto González Nieves, Bishop Rubén González Medina of Ponce, Catholic Charities USA, Jubilee USA Network, and prominent voices and organizations from other faiths called on President Joe Biden to aid to the island through actions that would get financial aid to
The Executive Committee of the American Baptist Churches USA’s Board of General Ministries voted Thursday (Sept. 10) to move the ABCUSA’s Biennial Mission Summit in 2021 to a virtual format due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
YAUCO, Puerto Rico -- "People are still very scared," Jonathan Santiago said of residents in Puerto Rico who endured a 6.4 magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning (Jan. 7). The ensuing aftershocks and tremors have been ongoing.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (BP) -- With Hurricane Dorian missing the island of Puerto Rico, it now is making its way northward. The National Hurricane Center projects the storm will gain strength, potentially becoming a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall in Florida early Monday morning
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (BP) -- Current projections from the National Hurricane Center have the Tropical Storm Dorian making landfall on the southwestern side of Puerto Rico around 8 p.m. Wednesday evening (Aug. 28). Preparations are underway, two years after the destruction of Hurricane Maria here
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (BP) -- Paul Fisher, the leader of a North Carolina Baptist mission team repairing roofs in Puerto Rico, died Feb. 28 in a swimming accident near San Juan. He was 36.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (BP) -- "Before Maria and after Maria" is the word on the streets of Puerto Rico. "That's how life changed," native