Author Archives: Anne Ferguson

Dorothy Stang: Sustainable Justice

In honor of Dorothy Stang’s life and martyrdom (remembered on on February 12), Student Coordinator Rachael Schwartz reflects on Dorothy’s commitment to sustainable justice. Dorothy Stang is a woman all justice workers and people should strive to be like.  She decided to devote her life to God as a sister of Notre Dame de Namur. [...]


Pedro Arrupe: An Exemplar We Can Relate To

Pedro Arrupe is the Jesuit that I know most about, thanks to Dr. Bergman, social justice exemplar himself. Arrupe’s relationship with God, and his relationship with people, is something that everyone can aspire to. Oftentimes social justice exemplars serve as these sort of out-of-this-world moral standards that are so obviously unachievable by the average person, [...]

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Warm Hearts and Hard Starts: A Reflection for World Refugee Day

It was a nice break from the usual slogging through ESL and cultural orientation material. Today, instead of practicing introductions, writing letters and numbers or learning about job expectations, we gathered with the students we were tutoring and worked on an art project together.  With a few paper cut-outs, red, yellow and orange tissue paper, [...]

Shannon Fuller

The Friends of The A-B-C “Abased”: Because That was the Pun Guys

These young men [people] constituted as sort of family among themselves, through friendship. Victor Hugo, Les Miserables    I’m sort of a French literary buff, so, I’ve read Les Miserables almost in its entirety. So, anyone who has read about the Friends of the ABC will understand the irony in this quote. There are nine [...]

Post Grad Volunteer Discussion

Is volunteering after graduation the right choice for you? Find out! The Creighton Center for Service and Justice will be hosting a Tostadas Dinner Wednesday, February 12, 5:30-6:30pm in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (Harper Center 2067). All students are welcome (seniors, sure, but also geared to younger students thinking about next steps [...]



Breaking the Silence: Standing up for Life

Silence. It’s what I heard and felt and saw as I stared at the empty shoes sitting on the steps of St. John’s this morning. Today is the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the case that legalized abortion in America, and these pairs of empty shoes represent roughly 25% of our peers that lost [...]

Ways to Help Those Affected By Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

A Few Ways to Help Those Suffering in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda: 1) John Sealey, the Provincial Assistant for Social and International Ministries of the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Jesuits recommends the following way to help those suffering after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda hit the Philippines last week: “It seems the most efficient way for US-based groups [...]

Residents walk on a road littered with debris after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines


Sam & Louie’s 2013 Fall Break Service and Justice Trip Fundraiser

 Love Sam & Louie’s pizza? Love the CCSJ? Perfect! Stop by Sam & Louie’s all day for some yummy pizza and tell them you want the proceeds from your meal to benefit the CCSJ’s Fall Break Service and Justice Trips program. What: Sam & Louie’s 2013 FBS&J Trip Fundraiser Where: Sam & Louie’s Pizza 2418 Cuming [...]

Kelly Tadeo Orbik Joined Over 30 Nebraska Organizations at a Press Conference for Immigration Reform

Our very own Kelly Tadeo Orbik, the Associate Director of the CCSJ, attended a press conference on April 4th for common-sense immigration laws with a clear and inclusive roadmap to citizenship. Kelly, representing the CCSJ, stood with over 30 Nebraska organizations on the west steps of the Nebraska State Capitol in support of immigration reform. [...]


63 Years Ago Today: President Truman Announces the Development of the H-bomb

Today is a cause for remembrance and reflection on peace in our country. On January 31, 1950–63 years ago today–President Truman announced his intention to support the creation of a hydrogen bomb, which is speculated to be hundreds of times more powerful than the nuclear bombs that had been dropped on Japan only 5 years [...]



U.S. Jesuit Network Welcomes Bi-Partisan Immigration Framework

  U.S. Jesuit Network Welcomes Bi-Partisan Action for Immigration Reform More Info A Call to Address the Broken Immigration System The U.S. Jesuit Conference, the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the Kino Border Initiative welcome the framework for comprehensive immigration reform released yesterday by a bi-partisan group of Senators. Likewise, we were encouraged by President Obama’s remarks in [...]

Social Analysis: Students Take a Close Look at Homelessness

On Monday, students who attend weekly service at the Siena/Francis House were invited to come together for a social analysis to discuss issues surrounding poverty and homelessness. Every week at the Siena/Francis House, Creighton students eat dinner with the residents and then listen to the story of someone in the Addiction Recovery Program. It is [...]

Leah Schaffer


USCCB Chair Optimistic about Senate Immigration Framework

      January 28, 2013 An important first step in process and tone, says Archbishop Gomez Promises bishops’ support for system to protect human dignity, homeland simultaneously Plan gives hope to millions of fellow human beings WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, [...]

Something Bigger than Myself

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.~Norman Vincent Peale It’s hard for me to believe that the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice trip is already only a few weeks away. I remember when our tiny core team of five was beginning to print posters advertising for [...]

What I Hope to Gain and to Give at Siena/Francis House

I have only been to Siena/Francis House once, about a couple of weeks ago with some fellow volunteers with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice. I remember walking in with my peers, anticipating being directly addressed. What should I say? What is there to talk about? The weather, the news, sports? There were two [...]

Immersing Ourselves In Culture

As a current sophomore, I attended my very first Service and Justice Trip with the CCSJ last spring. Although I signed up on an impulse, going on the trip turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. My service group spent the week in the small town of Okolona, Mississippi and became [...]

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Alumni Visit the CCSJ to Celebrate 30 Years of Service & Justice Trips

Many of our visitors were Service and Justice Trip alums stopping by to remember and share their stories of service with us. The CCSJ set up displays of old pictures, photo albums, and scrapbooks depicting the 30 years of service and justice trips for visitors to reflect on. T-shirts from nearly every year of service [...]