SEE THE WORLD FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

Come on a CRISPAZ Encounter and share in the lives and stories of the People of El Salvador 

OUR MISSION:

CRISPAZ is an ecumenical faith-based organization dedicated to building bridges of solidarity between the Church of the poor and marginalized communities in El Salvador and communities in the US, Canada, Australia, and other countries through mutual accompaniment.

CRISPAZ strives for peace, justice, and human liberation. As an organization, we are politically non-partisan and committed to nonviolence.

CRISPAZ Delegation Trips – El Salvador Encounter

For 35 years the El Salvador Encounter Program has provided faith-based delegation experiences where participants learn from the Salvadoran people about their lives, histories, and hopes for the future.

A major focus of the encounter is to engage in the understanding of working for justice rather than just working for charity,  understanding one’s role as a global citizen, and humanizing the different issues that are present in our societies.

The focus of the El Salvador Encounter program is not only to develop a greater knowledge of El Salvador but to also develop an understanding of the people and build relationships

Media + Events

2019 CRISPAZ Peace Award Honorees

Jean Stokan & Scott Wright, will be honored with the 2019 CRISPAZ Peace Award.  This year’s Award ceremony will be held at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

The Award ceremony will be held in the Pryzbyla University Center on November 12, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.   A light supper of Salvadoran food and cocktails will be served at 6:00 pm with the ceremony beginning at 7:00 pm.

Building relationships in El Salvador

Mei Lin McElhill ’20 reflects on the ISP trip to El Salvador and how it challenged her to be immersed in another culture and to be open to learning. "I am ruined!" On May 31, I – along with 13 amazing people from the University – had the privilege of traveling to El...

Mission Moment – Canisius College

The Office of Campus Ministry offered a new immersion experience this May to explore the realities, causes, and effects of migration. A 10-person delegation, led by Associate Campus Minister Kaitlyn Buehlmann ’14, along with President John Hurley and his wife,...

My View: Lessons in compassion on a trip to El Salvador

By John J. Hurley Man’s inhumanity to man is a recurrent theme in literature and sadly, in real life. From the story of Cain and Abel in the Bible to the present day atrocities in Syria, humans continue to exhibit an astonishing depravity when it comes to their fellow...

Catholic Outlook Online Magazine: Students gain new perspective on border issues.

Ohio voters may have favored a more restricted approach to immigrations in 2016, but for 17 students from John Carroll University in Cleveland, change may be coming. A campus ministry mission called "Crossing Borders for Justice - El Salvador Encounter 2019" (it is...

El Salvador immersion an eye-opener for Mt. Lebanon resident

Access to the Internet, as you might imagine, is somewhat limited in El Salvador. And so a group of John Carroll University students visiting the tiny Central American nation in early January were lacking their usual lines of communication, and as such were unaware of...

The University of Scranton Presents Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award to CRISPAZ

The University presented its 2017 Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry to CRISPAZ (Christians for Peace in El Salvador). The faith-based organization serves poor and marginalized communities in El Salvador,...

A Reflection by Riley Weber

The organization Christians for Peace in El Salvador, or CRISPAZ, hosted me and ten other University of Dayton students for one week in January, 2015. Throughout this week my peers and I experienced the daily routines of those living in the fast-paced atmosphere of...

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Support our Work

Donate to CRISPAZ and your gift will allow us to continue our mission of facilitating global relationships and promoting Peace and Social Justice

CRISPAZ’s work in solidarity with the people of El Salvador depends on offerings of free will from peacemakers of all religions and none.

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🇺🇸USA Office:
808 Brookhill Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40223
(502) 592-5295

🇸🇻 El Salvador Office:
Apdo. Postal 2944
Centro de Gobierno
San Salvador
(503) 2225 9031

CRISPAZ is a faith-based organization dedicated to building bridges of solidarity between the Church of the Poor and marginalized communities in El Salvador and communities in the US, Canada, Australia, and other countries through mutual accompaniment.

CRISPAZ was founded in 1984 and is a lay-led 501(c)(3) organization.