Samuel Cruz thought he had to choose between his faith and his politics.
Cruz’s family and their fellow Pentecostals, although deeply compassionate and devoted to caring for others, rejected political engagement. Cruz’s friends faced similar conflicts. “As they became more political, many people my age were becoming atheists or, at a minimum, non-church goers,” he recalled. “But I didn’t want to give up on the church and religion.”
Then Cruz found liberation theology.