Weekly Update: August 30 – September 9


Featured Events:


Healing a Broken World
Lunch Want to know what the Jesuits say about Ecology and Care for Creation? Join the conversation on the document “Healing a Broken World” from 11:00 am-12:30 pm, in Lower Saint John’s. To prepare for our conversation, please read pages 1-28 to participate in this first campus wide discussion on this document. Please invite faculty, staff and students for small group discussion while enjoying a simple lunch of vegetarian chili. The reading can be found at http://www.sjweb.info/documents/sjs/pjnew/PJ106ENG.pdf

Events this week:

Bicycle tour Omaha Student Leader Needed
Why Nebraska Needs Immigration Reform Prayer Vigil for Immigration Reform and Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Lee Terry
Healing a Broken World
Lunch Film Series: Forgiveness
Sister Helen Prejean Speaking

Events More than One Week Away:

Mass of the Holy Spirit
Intern with Project Interfaith

Service and Justice Opportunities

Friday, Aug. 30th
Bicycle Tour Omaha Student Leader Needed
This is an opportunity for a student leader who would like to be involved with bicycling in Omaha. On Sunday morning, September 1, there will be a bicycle community garden tour in Omaha. There is a meeting with the coordinator, Ricky Green, on Friday, August 30 from 3-4 at the Omaha Bicycle Co., 6015 Maple. It would be a great event for Creighton student participation. The Blue Jay Community Garden will be on the tour and Dr. Barbara Dilly has students who will be participating in serving refreshments at the garden. Anyone interested in helping with that is also welcome to contact her, but right now, we need more students involved in the bicycling. If someone is interested, Dr. Dilly can put them in direct touch with Ricky if they contact her by email at bjdilly@creighton.edu

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd
Why Nebraska Needs Immigration Reform
A diverse panel of constituents in Congressman Lee Terry’s district will be meeting to discuss a call for just immigration reform. Come listen to a faith, business, and ‘dreamer’ perspective and be a part of the discussion – all are welcome! This meeting will be from 7-8:30 pm, at the College of Saint Mary’s in the Science Building: Gross Auditorium – 7000 Mercy Road, Omaha, NE 68106. For questions call OTOC at 402-344-4401 or email at omahatogether@otoc.com

Wednesday, Sept. 4th
Prayer Vigil for Immigration Reform and Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Lee Terry
An interfaith vigil to pray with clergy, lay leaders, and Dreamers who are working to keep Nebraska families together. Witness to Congress that we want to update our antiquated immigration laws. Meet at the Southeast Corner of 24th and L Street–by the “Diversity Tree” Sculpture in front Walgreen’s. The vigil will be from 6:00 – 6:30 pm. At 7:00 p.m. come to Rep. Lee Terry’s Town Hall Meeting at South High School where you can ask him questions about immigration reform and other topics.

Thursday, Sept. 5th
Healing a Broken World Lunch
Want to know what the Jesuits say about Ecology and Care for Creation? Join the conversation on the document “Healing a Broken World” from 11:00 am-12:30 pm, in Lower Saint John’s. To prepare for our conversation, please read pages 1-28 to participate in this first campus wide discussion on this document. Please invite faculty, staff and students for small group discussion while enjoying a simple lunch of vegetarian chili.

Film Series: Forgiveness
Forgiveness (film by Helen Whitney) Pt I – explores the “new forgiveness” both personal and societal, from social science, scientific, humanistic perspectives. Faculty facilitator is Dr. Lee Budesheim, of the Psychology Dept. Part II will show on Tues. Sept. 10. Both films will be shown in Harper Center Room 3027 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Sponsored by the John C. Kenefick Chair in Humanities. For information: rkodad@creighton.edu.

Sister Helen Prejean Speaking
Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking,” who has been instrumental in sparking a national dialogue on the death penalty, will be in Columbus at 7:00 p.m. speaking at First United Methodist Church’s Christian Center, located at 2472 32nd Ave. The appearance is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events:

Mass of the Holy Spirit
Wednesday, September 11th

All members of the Creighton University community are invited to this annual celebration, at which we ask for the guidance and wisdom of the Holy Spirit for the University community’s teaching, learning, and research. Mass will be from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Saint John’s Church. All are welcome!

Intern with Project Interfaith
Fill your resume with valuable work experience instead of filling your boss’s mug with countless cups of coffee. Apply to be an intern with Project Interfaith where we will let you roll up your sleeves and put your talents to good use! Now accepting applications for the following Fall 2013 positions: communications intern, development intern, resource intern, and ravelunravel intern. Email us your resume today to info@projectinterfaith.org! For more details visit: www.projectinterfaith.org.

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