Live Again in Community: Hispanic Refugees and the Church

John F. Duggan, S. J.


Torture and other forms of physical assault are systematic attempts to undermine a
personal sense of safety by violating our most symbol-laden possession, our body.
Often victims of torture are stripped in the torture process, a gesture that emphasizes
the vulnerability we all experience just below the surface of our lives. (Schreiter, 33)

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