CRS RiceBowl El Salvador week reminded us of the Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
The Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated while celebrating mass in San Salvador, this week March 24, 1980, 37 years ago .
He was God’s messenger of Hope and an emblem and a fighter for Social Justice in that country.FOR DECADES, Injustice and Inequality were clouts that have lived in the core of the country Because of these that Poverty, Human Migration and Violence continued to exist in El Salvador. It has one the highest murder rates and one of the poorest in the world.
Catholic Relief Services and Youthbuild International partnered to empower the Youth to promote peacebuilding in El Salvador through its youth violence prevention programs.
Millions of young people around the world have energy, talent, and intelligence that are being wasted solely for lack of opportunity. There are at least 2.3 million low-income 16-24 year-olds in the United States who are not in education, employment, or training.
Globally, over 200 million youth are working poor and earning less than $2.00 a day. All are in urgent need of pathways to education, jobs, entrepreneurship, and other opportunities leading to productive livelihoods and community leadership.
YouthBuild programs provide those pathways. All over the world they unleash the positive energy of low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their lives, breaking the cycle of poverty with a commitment to work, education, family, and community.
Here’s the story of Fernando
The money that we donate to the Catholic Relief Services thru the CRS Rice Bowl - 25% of that come back to our very own community
The Sunday Soup Supper was started with a presentation on the CRS Rice Bowl and Youthbuild programs in El Salvador and followed by an opening prayer by Fr Paul. The CRS Ambassadors made a traditional El Salvadrorian Pupusa with cheese ( see crsricebowl.org for recipe). Marc and Katherine donated 3 soups. Paul and Jen for the scones and cookies. #Essentialbakingcompany donated the bread.
|Pupusas with cheese|
Global Solidarity in out little corner of the world