This T-Shirt was created to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was gunned down by a US backed right wing death squad in El Salvador while giving mass on March 24, 1980. He was murdered because he was a champion of the poor and downtrodden and a strong advocate for human rights.
Because of his courageous stand for justice, he became a martyr not only for poor Salvadorians but for all struggling to overcome oppression and poverty. Today, his sermons are read as powerful reminders of Christians' obligation to fight for a just society. Shortly before he was murdered, Romero said: "It is my hope that my blood will be the seed of freedom and the sign that hope will soon be reality"
The example of Archbishop Romero's courageous life and ultimately death continue to inspire those who struggle for human dignity and justice.