Friday, March 20, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, March 26, 2020 (All day)
Multiple N.C. locations including Duke Divinity School
Katherine Guerrero

Editor’s note: This event has been postponed as part of Duke University’s new policy that became effective March 10, 2020 in response to COVID-19. Visit Duke's COVID-19 response site for the most up-to-date information and policies for the university at

Duke Divinity School and the Center for Reconciliation will hold a week of events commemorating the 40th anniversary of Óscar Romero’s martyrdom March 20-26. Romero, the late Salvadoran archbishop who was shot by an assassin as he celebrated mass in a hospital chapel was canonized as a saint by Pope Francis in 1980.

Events will include a graduate conference, concerts by Guillermo Cuéllar-Barandiarán (a Salvadoran musician and composer of the Misa Popular Salvadoreña), worship services in the larger North Carolina community, and worship services worship services at Duke Divinity School in Goodson Chapel.

Events include:

  •  Duke Graduate Conference in Theology, “Engaging Liberation and Reconciliation through Latin America,” March 20-21. Conference keynote lecture, "Romero's Pastoral Letters: Guideposts for the Church," by Dr. Rubén Rosario-Rodriguez of St. Louis University, 7 p.m. in Room 0012, Westbrook Building, Duke Divinity School.
  •  Concert and Worship Service at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham, N.C., March 21 at 7 p.m.
  •  Concert and worship service with Fiesta Cristiana congregation at Apex United Methodist Church in Apex, N.C., March 22 at 1:30 p.m.
  •  Concert and Worship Service at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Wilmington, N.C.,  March 23 at 7 p.m.
  •  Concert with Guillermo Cuellar at Duke Divinity School, March 25 at 6 p.m.
  •  Chapel services at Duke Divinity School with guest preachers: Bishop Juan De Dios Peña, bishop to the Methodist Church in El Salvador, March 24; a soon to be announced preacher, March 25; and the Rev. Alma Tinoco Ruiz, March 26. The services will be in Goodson Chapel from 11:25 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on all three dates.