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Catholic Relief Services, in partnership with the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry and the National Association for Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders, announces the 2017 Called to Witness trip to Ethiopia in May 2017. Through Called to Witness, CRS provides parish, diocesan and national youth ministry professionals 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/Ethiopia will be explored, particularly as it relates to poverty, climate change, and global solidarity.
Click HERE to access our application!
For more information, contact Ted Miles at 410-951-7475 or ted.miles@crs.org.


CRS FoodFast, a hunger awareness experience for Catholic youth will be getting a facelift with a new website, launching November 3, 2016! A registration feature will allow us to serve you better as we offer a new set of resources based on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. Until then, you will be able to preview materials by visiting the current website or by contacting foodfast@crs.org.
Developed in collaboration with the Center for Ministry Development, CRS FoodFast will offer resources for three retreat themes: ENOUGH (food security), JUST FOOD (right relationship with food), and UNCOMMON GOOD (based on Laudato Si’). Five flexible formats allow parishes, schools and families to participate fully in this exciting experience:
Confirmation Retreat – Family Night – 3-Hour – 10-Hour – 24-Hour


CRS is developing a new peer ministry program, STAND AND LEAD. The program is being designed to help young people learn what it means to stand in solidarity on a global level, to live lives that witness solidarity, and to teach their peers how to stand in solidarity. We are looking for faith communities that would be willing to prototype a retreat and provide feedback for building the necessary tools and online experience that can serve young people. If you know of a community that might be willing to share in this role, contact Ted Miles at 410-951-7475 or ted.miles@crs.org.