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During the Spring Break, a group of STM students traveled to El Salvador for an educational immersion trip.  Led by faculty, staff, and student leaders, the group visited major sites in San Salvador and met with politicians, nonprofit organizers, and pastoral leaders. The STM delegation was hosted by CRISPAZ, a faith-based organization dedicated to mutual accompaniment with the church of the poor and marginalized communities in El Salvador.

The immersion trip allowed the group of students, faculty, and staff to enter into solidarity with the Salvadoran people; expand their knowledge of Latin American/Salvadoran history, understand the socio-ecclesial experience of Christians in El Salvador as a lens to better serve culturally diverse faith communities in the United States; and deepen their commitment to a faith that does justice through engagement with those committed to working for a better society and a better Church in El Salvador.  Through conversation, shared learning, prayer, and reflection, students were given the opportunity to integrate their experiences with their coursework, spirituality, and pastoral practice.

As a student at the School of Theology and Ministry, you will have a chance to participate in the immersion trip to El Salvador. Information and registration will be offered in September.  For more information, please contact Barbara Quinn, RSCJ at barbara.quinn.3@bc.edu.

In addition to the STM immersion trip, the Campus Ministry office at Boston College invites graduate students to lead undergraduate students on immersion trips through their Arrupe International Program. For more information about this program, please visit http://www.bc.edu/offices/ministry/socialjustice/arrupe.html.