Catholic Relief Services, in partnership with the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry and the National Association for Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders, announces the 2015 Called to Witness trip to El Salvador, May 11-21, 2015.
Through Called to Witness, CRS provides parish, diocesan and national youth ministers with a global experience to help them call and empower young people to an active commitment to working for solidarity, peace and justice. The Called to Witness experience does not aim to be a direct service program, but rather an opportunity for meeting people, developing relationships, and learning about the work of the Church around the world with the hope of enhancing faith formation and youth ministries. Among the many situations and realities explored, this delegation will highlight CRS’ work in the areas of migration, peacebuilding, youth violence prevention programming, and integral human development. Potential collaboration between NFCYM / NACYML and CRS/El Salvador will be explored, particularly as it relates to youth on the margins, unaccompanied minors, immigration reform and healthy families.