In case you have not already heard Nicaragua is experiencing mounting unrest triggered by planned changes to Social Security benefits and taxes. Demonstrations began last Wednesday and have been escalating since in many Nicaraguan cities. A ray of light came yesterday when the reversal of the unpopular Social Security changes that sparked the demonstrations was announced. We mourn together with our Nicaraguan community for the tragic loss of life over the last few days, at the same time we are hopeful that this is the beginning of a resolution to the unrest and that a national dialogue toward resolving the greater problems that face the country will commence soon. Join us in a prayer for peace, justice and democracy for Nicaragua.