BY CHRIS KERR | July 23, 2013
In 2010, Zach Ingrasci, Chris Temple, and two other college students set out to rural Guatemala to live on one dollar a day for the summer. They encountered major challenges and found great hope, and along the way, discovered that there are no easy answers to solving global poverty. Their time in Guatemala resulted in the documentary, “Living on One Dollar,” and Zach, Chris and the Living on One team have dedicated themselves to telling the stories of their neighbors and friends in Guatemala “in a way that will inspire us all to confront global poverty.”
ISN’s Executive Director, Chris Kerr, had a chance to chat with Zach and Chris about their experiences of living one dollar a day, confronting the realities of extreme poverty, and finding ways for the Ignatian network to get involved.
Chris joined the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) as executive director in 2011. He has over fifteen years of experience in social justice advocacy and leadership in Catholic education and ministry. Prior to ISN he served in multiple roles at John Carroll University, including coordinating international immersion experience and social justice education programming as an inaugural co-director of John Carroll’s Arrupe Scholars Program for Social Action. Prior to his time at John Carroll he served as a teacher and administrator at the elementary and secondary levels in Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Chris speaks regularly at campuses and parishes about social justice education and advocacy, Jesuit mission, and a broad range of social justice issues. He currently serves on the board of directors for Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ). Chris earned a B.A. and M.A. from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. He and his family reside in Shaker Heights, Ohio.