Author Archives: Andrew Smith


Post-Grad Volunteer & Religious Life Missioning Ceremony

Post-Graduate Volunteer and Religious Life Missioning Ceremony Friday, May 11, 2012, 10:30 am – 11:15 am Saint John’s Church Join Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., President of Creighton University, Andy Alexander, S.J., Vice President for University Ministry, the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, and the Justice and Peace Studies Program in celebrating our graduates who [...]


December 2011

The Gritty Reality was the theme of the 2011 Ignatian Family Teach-In which drew over 1100 to Georgetown University Nov 12-14. The theme is attributed from a line in Fr. Kolvenbach’s Santa Clara address which described a faith-justice pedagogy which brings students into direct contact with those who are suffering and broken. Through this education [...]


November 2011

U.S. Military Presence in Uganda (Oct. 14) The Obama administration announced deployment of 100 military advisers to Uganda and surrounding countries to help dismantle the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and its leader Joseph Kony for war crimes.  A few prominent Uganda-watch groups have cautiously supported the stepped up efforts against the LRA. However, the Acholi [...]


October 2011

Ecology Supplements Download the special report on ecology Healing a Broken Worldcompiled by the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat and referenced by Fr. General in his letter On Ecology (September 16, 2011). Major sections of the report include: regional assessments (by assistancy); Jesuit mission in the context of the ecological crisis; recommendations and suggestions. Please [...]


Presente! – Reflecting back and looking forward to IFTJ

By: Tim Nendick Presente! That’s the key image of IFTJ for me.  My first experience on IFTJ, after a frantic 24 hours on a bus (I only got a spot hours prior) to an unfamiliar destination, started with Susan Haarman telling us “shout present with your life!”  That is the core of the IFTJ experience [...]


Jesuit Conference Statement Regarding the Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa

We pray for all those suffering from drought, hunger, displacement and famine in the Horn of Africa. According to the UN, over 12 million people are in need of emergency assistance, primarily in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, and the famine has not yet peaked. Many are wondering how best to assist. The Society of Jesus [...]


September 2011

Eastern Africa Hunger Crisis (UPDATE September 1, 2011) As the seasonal drought was upgraded into a famine in late July, two Jesuit initiated strategies were announced in response to this crisis affecting 12 million people in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Click here for the Jesuit Conference statement which designates ways to send both short term [...]


Support The Global Fund and Help Save One Million Lives Every Year

Impressive video, cause, and organization: From their website: “Formed in 2002, the Global Fund unites dedicated citizens, scientific innovators, and visionary governments together with commitment and resources in a common mission: winning the war against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. The strategy works. It’s already helped save more than 6.5 million lives. This year, Global Fund-supported [...]







Catholic Social Teaching and Jesuit Documents on Faith and Justice

The Promotion of Justice: Resources for Exploring the Jesuit and Catholic Tradition The Promotion of Justice: Jesuit Documents about the Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice IN AMERICAN JESUIT HIGHER EDUCATION by Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus at COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE IN JESUIT HIGHER EDUCATION Conference, Santa [...]



Community Economics

National Cooperative Business Association National Congress for Community Economic Develpment Committee for Economic Development Center for Community Change Center for Policy Alternatives Economic Policy Institute E. F. Schumacher Society Great Cities Institute Community Wealth Community and Economic Development Program Shorebank Corporation Woodstock Institute The Land Institute Co-Op America Center for Economic and Social Justice Foundation [...]



Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development

National Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility (NJCIR) NJCIR’s 2009 Annual Report – Includes the Investment actions of Creighton and of the Wisconsin Province of the Jesuits (currently unavailable) Histroical and Biblical Roots of Socially Responsible Investment Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) White Dog Cafe Rocky Mountain Institute Institute [...]





Peace

Pax Christi USA Faithful Security Pope Benedict Pleads for an end of War US Bishops Agree to Meet with Catholic Members of Congress on Iraq War Institute for Peace and Justice Maryknoll: the U.S. Catholic Mission Movement Nebraskans for Peace U.S. Catholic Bishops call for peace and offer resources Jesuit Provincials’ letter to President Bush [...]


Poverty

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Catholic Charities USA Catholic Relief Services Catholic Worker Movement Center for Poverty Solutions Catholic Relief Services: Campus Connection How Rich Are You? “A Place at the Table: A Catholic Recommitment to Overcome Poverty and to Respect the Dignity of All God’s Children” (from U.S. Catholic Bishops) PovertyNet An insightful presentation [...]


Respect Life

Resources for life and against the death penalty from Creighton’s Collaborative Ministry Office Standing for the Unborn: Statement of the Society of Jesus in the United States on Abortion USCCB: Respect Life Program Jesuit Shares Story of How His Mother Chose Life, Discusses Importance of Pro-Life Work Society of Jesus - Pro-Life Social Outreach Nebraska Catholic [...]


Racism

Anit-Racism Conference for Inclusive Communities Race: The Power of an Illusion (PBS Series) Social Justice Training Institute The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (PBS Series) White Privilege Conference Tim Wise articles “White Privilege Shapes the U.S.” by Robert Jensen “Without Sanctuary: Photographs and Postcards of Lynching in America” Bishop of Gary, Indiana’s Pastoral Letter [...]