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, Maureen, began their immersion in El Salvador, learning about the root causes and effects of migration.
They then traveled to the U.S./Mexico border in Nogales, AZ, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico to see the work being done by the Kino Border Initiative (KBI). Canisius partnered with faith-based organization CRISPAZ for both legs of their journey. The group was challenged by its Executive Director Francisco Mena Ugarte to “remember the importance of listening to understand instead of listening to respond.” Buehlmann said this idea “was a powerful conversation that helped set the tone for the week.”