Register for the 2016 Catholic Institutions and Immigrant Integration Conference

The 2016 annual gathering on Catholic Institutions and Immigrant Integration (CIII) is planned for November 28-30, 2016 in San Diego. The first two days will consist of keynotes and interactive workshops at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. The last day will include site visits in San Diego and Tijuana.

The project seeks to identify, study, and support a growing network of diverse Catholic institutions that are implementing successful programs and ministries with immigrants. The project’s overall goals are to improve and expand the work of Catholic institutions on immigrant integration, empowerment, and well-being. The conference will:

  • Speak to the theological vision that underlies the Church’s work on immigrant integration;
  • Lift up important research on the work of Church institutions with immigrants, and link academics/researchers with leaders from diverse Catholic institutions;
  • Promote effective models of immigrant integration; and
  • Dialogue on Catholic advocacy opportunities and strategies in light of the Presidential election.

 

Apply Now: CRS University SALT Summit

Save the date for this summer’s CRS University SALT Summit!

This summer, July 24-26, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is offering a three day leadership conference for current CRS Student Ambassadors, who are invited to engage in higher-level skills training. Teams of 1-3 students, preferably rising sophomores and juniors, are invited to apply to attend the training in Baltimore, MD.

At the training participants will engage in:

  • Community building with other ambassadors and advisors
  • Connecting with CRS staff and experts
  • Prayer and reflection
  • Skill-building workshops (i.e. campus mobilizing, media/communications, advocacy)
  • Content-based workshops to dive deeper into areas of CRS expertise (i.e. human trafficking, Syrian refugee crisis, climate change).
  • Traveling together to Capitol Hill to hear from government experts about the importance of integrating our faith into working for global justice and advocacy and then to do our own advocacy on issues of global justice and peace.
  • Idea sharing on engaging with CRS programs on campus (i.e. CRS Rice Bowl & CRS Fair Trade)

The priority deadline to apply is March 11. Download this flyer for more information!