|Title||Leading Catholic Institutions Join Hands in Global Effort|
|Contact||Pamela Gray Payton|
|Contact E-mail||pgray, at sandiego.edu|
University of San Diego to Partner with Catholic Relief Services
Baltimore, MD, May 26, 2012 – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the University of San Diego (USD), two of the leading Catholic institutions in the country, are to announce a formal partnership on Saturday, May 26, 2012 to enhance and expand the scope of ongoing collaboration.
The partnership builds on a decade of successful collaboration between these two institutions, particularly the collaborative work of CRS with USD’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Center for Community Service-Learning, University Ministry, and the International Center. Through a deepened relationship, CRS and USD seek to further each other’s mission to advance Catholic values of global solidarity and international social justice through enhancing institutional and individual engagement in their work.
“Through collaboration on many different levels within USD, we will be able to engage students, administration and faculty members in the academic and practical applications of faith and social justice to international issues and situations,” said James DeHarpporte, Regional Director for CRS’ West office. “Through this partnership, we will enhance the role of both our institutions as influential and transforming forces in the world.”
“The partnership underscores USD’s tradition of international community service learning and education for our students and faculty. Both CRS and USD strive to put into practice the principles of Catholic social teaching in order to contribute significantly to a more just and peaceful world,” said USD Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Julie Sullivan.
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