In the decades of the 1970-90s, tens of thousands of U.S. citizens traveled to Central America. For many it was their first time outside the borders of the U.S. In a time marked by civil war and violence they went to see the reality of poverty and experience the resilient hope of the Central American people. What they saw and experienced left a permanent mark. Their vantage point on the world was radically altered. Drawn from interviews with hundreds of these solidarity activists, Like Grains of Wheat offers their stories - "stories that still inspire, that point to a new and better way of living faithfully in the context of our broken world."
Margaret Swedish is the founder and director of the Religious Task Force on Central America and Mexico in Washington, D.C. Marie Dennis works for the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns in Washington, D.C. and is co-author of Oscar Romero and St. Francis and the Foolishnesss of God.