CRS staff to visit ND for Kroc Institute training program

Author: Shannon Chapla

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Three dozen aid workers for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will visit the University of Notre Dame campus Sunday through Friday (May 22 through 27) for the fifth annual Summer Institute on Peacebuilding, a program of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Two Catholic bishops fromPakistanand archbishops from Mayanmar andSenegalwill join the event which is designed to strengthen the peacebuilding skills of the CRS workers who are involved in humanitarian projects from theCongoand Kosovo toEritreaandEl Salvador.

The Kroc Institute conducts research, educational and outreach programs on the causes of violence and the conditions for sustainable peace.

CRS was founded in 1943 by the Catholic bishops of theUnited Statesto assist poor and disadvantaged people in other nations. Today it serves in more than 80 countries and in recent years has become a leader in developing peacebuilding programs.

* Contact: * _Julie Titone, Kroc Institute director of communications, 574-631-8819 or jtitone@nd.edu _

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