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 [...]

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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 [...]


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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 [...]

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Southern Sudan Community Association

Tuesday Morning Service at the Southern Sudan Community Association

Serving All Refugees The Southern Sudan Community Association (SSCA) provides English as Second Language Classes (ESL) to help refugees improve their communication with others and to further their education. Basic English skills assist refugees in cultural integration and are key to obtaining early employment. The CCSJ leads a weekly service site to the Southern Sudan [...]


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 [...]


The Global Fund

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 [...]