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Canisius College students in El Salvador
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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, 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.”

Read highlights from the group’s visit.

Arlene Schaupp Memorial Fund

1934 – 2024 CRISPAZ is humbled that Arlene’s family has chosen CRISPAZ to receive gifts made in her honor.
Save the Date for the 2023 CRISPAZ Peace Award

Peter Hinde CRISPAZ Peace Award 2023

Cathy Cornell and Paul Knitter will receive the Peter Hinde CRISPAZ Peace Award 2023 for their adherence to nonviolent resistance
CRISPAZ 2023-2028 Organization Strategy

CRISPAZ 5 Year Strategy

El Salvador is changing. So is CRISPAZ.
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