Workshops Available

The workshops listed below are offered to Southwest dioceses by request. Most workshops last one or two hours, but some presentations last one or more days.

Catholic Relief Services Southwest offerings to Catholic institutions of higher education include workshops, guest lectures, Speaker Tour engagements, and training sessions. CRS Southwest provides training in social justice and global solidarity for college/university students. These topics include global hunger and food security, education, health, HIV and AIDS, fair trade, microfinance, migration/immigration, extractives, peacebuilding, Darfur, the Holy Land, Colombia and Haiti, etc.

Education and Faith Formation

  • Workshops and guest lectures on Catholic social teaching
  • Workshops and guest lectures on CRS and its resources for ministry
  • Curriculum development assistance
  • Service learning site (CRS Southwest office in San Antonio)
  • Workshops, guest lectures, and retreats on “Spirituality of Solidarity”
  • Workshops and guest lectures on global solidarity
  • CRS Speaker Tour engagements with guest speakers from overseas
  • Internship possibilities (CRS Southwest office in San Antonio)

Advocacy and Fair Trade

  • Lectures on advocacy and economic justice
  • Workshops on Fair Trade sales and community orders
  • Lectures on legislative network sign-ups and Catholics Confront Global Poverty
  • International Studies-related lectures
  • Workshops and guest lectures on spirituality and advocacy
  • Lectures on faculty interests in advocacy, Fair Trade, or peacebuilding
  • Workshops for student organizations on a variety of subjects

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

  • Training for campus ministers to understand the work of CRS in the area of global solidarity
  • Youth and Young Adult Program Coordinator serves as resource person
  • Leadership training for HIV and AIDS awareness (annual basis)
  • Fair Trade fairs and awareness-raising and education on Fair Trade issues
  • Hunger Banquet
  • Workshops and guest lectures on global solidarity
  • CRS Speaker Tour engagements with guest speakers from overseas
  • Assistance with planned campus ministry events and activities

Global Fellows

  • Priests and deacons available for preaching on global solidarity at parishes