Frontiers of Justice

Reader Question: How Has Serving Overseas Changed You?

From Joyce Hyttinen: What is it about the poor and serving the poor that is transformative. I am assuming that you change interiorly from an experience such as CRS offers.

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Small Business Development Helps AIDS Orphans

In April 2009, 45 caretakers of orphans and vulnerable children graduated from a two-week program in food processing, sponsored by CRS’ partner the Catholic Diocese of Tanga and funded by an PEPFAR project. Photo by Debbie DeVoe/CRS When the women break into song as we enter the room, it’s not just a welcoming greeting. It’s […]

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Mother’s Day Lesson in Poverty and Love

A member of St. John Mary Vianney parish near Seattle greets schoolchildren on a visit to northern Ghana. The parish led an effort to help CRS build nearly 20 wells throughout northern Ghana.Photo courtesy St. John Mary Vianney parish While visiting villages in northern Ghana, members of a Seattle parish were confronted with the realities […]

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Respect for Life and Human Dignity at the Shekinah Clinic

At the Shekinah Clinic, care comes in the form of love first with medical care secondary. Everyone who works for the clinic receives compensation in the form of small amounts of food and the sharing of donations such as used clothing. All of these people are volunteers and theirs is a mission of love.

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Frontiers of Justice 2008 – A Transformative Educational Experience

As we leave Ghana and begin to make our long journey back home I cannot help but recognize that our Frontiers of Justice delegation is not the same group of people who arrived in Baltimore on June 25, 2008. Like the soil used by countless farmers in Burkina Faso and Ghana, our hearts, minds and lives have been turned and tilled, unearthing in each of us a new way of seeing the world and transforming the way that we hear, see and experience the Gospel message lived out in the ordinary and extraordinary. Like Peter, James and John (Luke 9: 26 – 38), we have had a transformative mountaintop experience.

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You Are Welcome!

Tanya Davis, a high school teacher from Sacramento, wrote this reflection after spending more than two weeks visiting Ghana and Burkina Faso through CRS and NCEA‘s Frontiers of Justice program. "You are welcome!" What does this mean? In American culture we usually shorten the phrase to "You’re welcome." The vast majority of time when I […]

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Paving Roads of Hope in Damongo

On the ninth day of the Frontiers of Justice visit, the group visited a large diocese in the northern region of Ghana. This entry was written by Sinead Naughton. Don’t be fooled by the red, dusty road leading into the diocese of Damongo, they are paving roads of a very different kind there, roads of […]

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Hope and Solidarity in Ghana

On the eighth day of the Frontiers of Justice visit, a member of the group reflects on their experiences. This entry was written by Jodi Dean. Sometimes, after hearing the struggles of people facing extreme poverty, you begin losing sight of hope. Your eyes become fixed on the dehumanizing images and your mind can only […]

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Trade Aid, A Fair Trade Association of Basket Weavers

Sinead Naughton, a member of our delegation and a CRS fair trade ambassador learns how to weave a basket. On the seventh day of the Frontiers of Justice visit, the group visited Trade Aid, a fair trade association of basket weavers in Ghana. After spending three wonderful days in Navrongo meeting Catholic education officials and […]

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“We Have Seen and We Believe”

On the sixth day of the Frontiers of Justice visit, the group visited the Notre Dame Minor Seminary/High School in Navrongo, Ghana. This entry was written by Gary Meyerl.

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