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THE SOCIAL EDGE INTERVIEW: MISSIONARY AND ACTIVIST FR. ROY BOURGEOIS

by Nicole Sault

Fr. Roy Bourgeois at Ft. Benning

Fr. Roy Bourgeois is a Maryknoll missionary who became an activist for peace after witnessing the violence committed in Latin America by graduates trained in torture and repression at the U.S. Army School of the Americas in Ft. Benning, Georgia. In response he founded SOA Watch to document the atrocities, educate the public, and organize a non-violent grass roots movement to end government funding and shut down the School of the Americas.
     Fr. Roy travels internationally giving talks for schools, churches, and peace groups, and his life’s work is described in the biography: Disturbing the Peace: The Story of Father Roy Bourgeois and the Movement to Close the School of the Americas by James Hodge and Linda Cooper.
Nicole Sault: Some people would be surprised to know that before becoming a priest and an activist you were a high school football star, and then a Naval officer who was awarded a purple heart in Vietnam. In what ways do you draw on these earlier experiences
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