What are people saying about the Global School?

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The Human Rights Approach "Too often we want to make a difference in the world and unintentionally do 'toxic charity.' We too often compound suffering by disempowering and creating dependence. Cristosal's human rights model respects the dignity of every human being and strives for justice for all."–Susan Copley "The Cristosal program gave me a different perspective on how to leaving an imprint on the world."–Sage Sularz

The Human Rights Approach

"Too often we want to make a difference in the world and unintentionally do 'toxic charity.' We too often compound suffering by disempowering and creating dependence. Cristosal's human rights model respects the dignity of every human being and strives for justice for all."–Susan Copley

"The Cristosal program gave me a different perspective on how to leaving an imprint on the world."–Sage Sularz

Human Rights Theory "I find myself wondering about what a human rights based approach would look like all over the place, whether I'm marching in the streets for racial justice or talking with colleagues about the shape and language of worship in the Episcopal Church. Our discernment of core values such as compassion, justice, and love can help focus not only our choice of activities but our approach to them."–Elizabeth Scriven "This course has given me theory/knowledge and stories/experience in which to anchor my work going forward."–AnnaMarie Hoos

Human Rights Theory

"I find myself wondering about what a human rights based approach would look like all over the place, whether I'm marching in the streets for racial justice or talking with colleagues about the shape and language of worship in the Episcopal Church. Our discernment of core values such as compassion, justice, and love can help focus not only our choice of activities but our approach to them."–Elizabeth Scriven

"This course has given me theory/knowledge and stories/experience in which to anchor my work going forward."–AnnaMarie Hoos

Practical Applications "I learned more about the importance of my role as a religious leader and person of faith in the construction of a culture of peace and advocacy for the application of justice."–Álvaro Durán "I did my first merits hearing as a clinic student. My client was a Salvadoran male who has been in the US longer than I have been alive. Without a doubt, attending the Cristosal conference, having been to El Salvador and getting to learn about my client's background made me a much better advocate for him!"–Caroline Barrow

Practical Applications

"I learned more about the importance of my role as a religious leader and person of faith in the construction of a culture of peace and advocacy for the application of justice."–Álvaro Durán

"I did my first merits hearing as a clinic student. My client was a Salvadoran male who has been in the US longer than I have been alive. Without a doubt, attending the Cristosal conference, having been to El Salvador and getting to learn about my client's background made me a much better advocate for him!"–Caroline Barrow

Expert Staff "Every single presenter was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about human rights."–Matt Stone "There’s a special richness of this Global School, and that is because all the information shared is backed up by experiential work."–Anaelí Rodas

Expert Staff

"Every single presenter was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about human rights."–Matt Stone

"There’s a special richness of this Global School, and that is because all the information shared is backed up by experiential work."–Anaelí Rodas

Intercultural Engagement "The remarkable simultaneous interpretation by Cristosal allowed group members to participate and contribute in ways they had never been able to on several prior trips."–Rafael Pupo "What always seems to impact me the most is the relationships that I develop with the Salvadoran people."–Cindy Hammaker "The examples here in El Salvador were very enriching, as was sharing with our foreign friends."-Erika Díaz

Intercultural Engagement

"The remarkable simultaneous interpretation by Cristosal allowed group members to participate and contribute in ways they had never been able to on several prior trips."–Rafael Pupo

"What always seems to impact me the most is the relationships that I develop with the Salvadoran people."–Cindy Hammaker

"The examples here in El Salvador were very enriching, as was sharing with our foreign friends."-Erika Díaz

Discussion and Dialogue-based Learning "We listened to the Salvadoran story and talked about our own story in America and to see how these are the results of human rights violations in the past that have not been addressed."–Susan Copley "The expertise of the Salvadoran teachers gave us a common vocabulary to be in honest dialogue about difficult topics. We learned so much about each other."–Barbara Magee  

Discussion and Dialogue-based Learning

"We listened to the Salvadoran story and talked about our own story in America and to see how these are the results of human rights violations in the past that have not been addressed."–Susan Copley

"The expertise of the Salvadoran teachers gave us a common vocabulary to be in honest dialogue about difficult topics. We learned so much about each other."–Barbara Magee