Category Archives: CCSJ Ignatian Advocacy Alerts




Upcoming Events: I Learn America

Omaha Public Libraries, SSCA Omaha, You’re Welcome In Omaha, and Nebraska Appleseed The children of immigrants are the new Americans. How we fare in welcoming them will determine the nature of this country in the 21st century and beyond. Schools have a unique role in bridging divides between newcomers and longer-term students and families, which [...]

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Upcoming Events: Comprehensive Immigration Prayer

Temple Israel, OTOC, Nebraska Appleseed, CCSJ, various other organizations Rabbi Ariyeh Azriel of Temple Israel, leaders of Omaha Together One Community, Nebraska Appleseed and other organizations will hold a celebration of the 7th day of Hanukkah on Tuesday December 3rd 6:00-6:30 pm on 18th Street between Dodge and Douglas (outside the Federal Building). We will [...]


Migration: Ask for Speaker Boehner’s Support

Sojourners We need Speaker Boehner’s leadership on Immigration Reform. With just weeks left before the end of their calendar, Congress remains gridlocked on immigration reform. Policy leaders from both sides of the aisle want this problem addressed, and Christians from a variety of backgrounds have been vocal about the urgent need to tackle this issue. [...]

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Migration: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Jesuits This week, after over 1000 young leaders representing over 60 Catholic institutions from 23 states across the U.S. journeyed to D.C. for the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s annual justice conference, we invite you to join these advocates, the U.S. Catholic Bishops, and the U.S. Jesuit Provincials in calling for comprehensive and humane immigration reform. [...]


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 [...]

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Migration: Our families need a pathway to citizenship

Campaign for Citizenship Tell your member of Congress: Our families need a pathway to citizenship Please send a message to your Member of Congress and share your story of what the cost of their inaction on immigration reform looks like in your community. Also let them know why a pathway to citizenship is urgent for [...]


Migration: Citizenship

AVAAZ.org The Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court issued a ruling that expects to strip the nationality of tens of thousands of people. For eight decades, these people were registered as Dominicans under the Constitution and the laws in effect. The Constitutional Court‘s 0168-13 ruling violates several principles. The Dominican Republic should respect its own legislation, guarantee [...]

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Economic Justice: Just Wage

The Jesuits You are invited to tell your Representative and Senators that employees deserve a fair and just wage for their hard work. Urge our nation’s leaders to keep our economy on the pathway to a healthy recovery and to support low-wage workers. Our faith presents a vision of shared responsibility, commands that we care [...]



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Migration: Say No to the SAFE Act

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA There is an immigration bill in the House of Representatives that would place members of our communities at risk. If enacted, the so-called SAFE Act would criminalize those who “transport, move, harbor or shield” a refugee, asylum seeker, or anyone whose immigration status has lapsed. We are called by our faith and [...]


Migration: Protecting the Lives and Dignity of Vulnerable Migrants

The Jesuits Too often, migrants are separated from the family member with whom they were traveling, and are deported at night to unfamiliar and unsafe border towns after most shelters have closed their doors. Additionally, DHS fails to take the precarious security situation of northern Mexico into account when making decisions about where and how [...]


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Upcoming Events: Cultural Night

OTOC On Saturday, October 5th, from 5-7:30pm, OTOC is hosting a cultural night at Creighton Prep in the commons. The night will include snacks and refreshments, time to speak with the performers, and dance and other performances in traditional dress. Tickets are $10 for individuals and $20 for families. Profits from the night will be [...]


Upcoming Events: St. Francis’ Feast Day!

CCSJ Come celebrate in many ways! On October 4th, Fr. Lannon will preside at noon Mass in St. John’s Church. Following Mass, enjoy a complimentary lunch, discussion, and sustainability fair in Lower Saint John’s Church. We will be highlighting the opportunity to sign the St. Francis Climate Pledge found here. 


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Upcoming Events: St. Francis Feast Day

Creighton Center for Service and Justice On October 4th, celebrate St. Francis’ Feast day in many ways! Fr. Lannon will preside at noon Mass in St. John’s Church. Following Mass enjoy a complimentary lunch, discussion, and sustainability fair in Lower Saint John’s Church. We will be highlighting the opportunity to sign the St. Francis Climate [...]


Upcoming Events: Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Annual Recption and Silent Auction

Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty On Thursday, September 26th, from 7-7:30pm, in the Harper Center Auditorium, Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty will have its Annual Reception and Silent Auction. The night will include keynote speaker Bud Welch Coward whose daughter, Julie, was killed in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building [...]

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Sustainability: Ignatian Advocacy Team Tabling

Ignatian Advocacy Team September 6th, 11-2pm, the Sustainability Ignatian Advocacy Team will be tabling on the mall. Stop by to hear about/support our efforts to make reusable bags accessible to students on campus! For questions, or to get more involved with the sustainability advocacy group, contact Haley Warren at haleywarren@creighton.edu.



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Upcoming Events: Why Nebraska Needs Immigration Reform

Sisters of Mercy Why Nebraska Needs Immigration Reform-a faith, business, and ‘dreamer’ perspective On September 3rd, from 7-8:30pm, at the College of Saint Mary’s (Science Building: Gross Auditorium-7000 Mercy Road, Omaha, NE 68106 ), there will be a diverse panel of constituents in Congressman Lee Terry’s district who are calling for just immigration reform. Come [...]


Upcoming Events: A Place at the Table

Film Streams A Place at the Table runs Friday, May 3 through May 16th at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater. The film discusses food injustice-specifically food insecurity. Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite the fact that we have the means to provide nutritious, [...]

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Upcoming Events: Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty Speaker

Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty Speaker On April 20 at 4:00 p.m. Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty (NADP) will sponsor an eye-opening talk at Creighton University’s Harper Auditorium (602 N. 20th Street, Omaha). It will feature three very different people who all share one perspective – that the death penalty is broken, can’t be fixed, [...]

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