Category Archives: Economic Justice


Economic Justice: Affordable and accessible healthcare is essential for life.

PICO National Network There is a painful chasm in our healthcare coverage system for working families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to pay for full insurance. As people of faith, PICO believes all God’s children should have access to the care they need, regardless of where they live or [...]

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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 [...]


Economic Justice: Tell your Senators that you oppose LB 405 and 406

Center for Rural Affairs LB 405 and 406 will force 80% of Nebraskans to pay higher taxes (including farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs), impose a new “sick tax” that will increase health care costs for all Nebraskans by taxing prescription drugs, medical equipment and hospital rooms, and also increase taxes on the middle class, while giving [...]

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Immigration/Economic Justice: Annual Gathering

Catholic Social Ministry The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering is an annual event in Washington, D.C. co-sponsored by 15 national Catholic organizations. It is rooted in the Sacraments, Word of God and the Church’s living Catholic social tradition that builds solidarity, knowledge, and skills among social ministry leaders in local dioceses, religious congregations, Catholic educational institutions, [...]


Collecting Donations for Urgent Macy Water Relief

Hundreds of people in Macy, Nebraska have no safe water to drink due to several water main breaks last week detailed in this news story: http://www.kcautv.com/story/20877898/hundreds-in-need-of-drinking-water-in-macy-nebraska. Creighton University Ministry and Heart Ministry Center are partnering to collect bottled water, hand sanitizer, and monetary donations to help the residents of Macy. How to help: By next [...]


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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 [...]


U.S. Jesuit Conference Statement on Taxes and the Fiscal Cliff

Policymakers in Washington face difficult choices as they attempt to reach a deficit reduction agreement before year’s end. Their decisions will have long-lasting implications for our nation’s future, and underlying these decisions is a moral question: What kind of society do we want to be? Presumably a moral one, and being a moral society requires [...]



Economic Justice – Abercrombie & Fitch Worker’s Rights!

Change.org Bintou Kamara likes working at A&F, but the company is not giving her the rights that they should. The store’s scheduling policies require her to be on-call instead of having predictable hours. Abercrombie has also capped part-time workers’ schedules at 10 hours a week while they continue to hire new workers. Bintou and her [...]

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Online Resources on Homelessness Charles Drew Homeless Clinic OPUS Prize Issues Guide: Homeless and Marginalized Selected Works of Dennis P. Culhane Metro Omaha Continuum of Care for the Homeless United States Interagency Council on Homelessness National Coalition for the Homeless The Chicago Alliance Reflections from PHCO 2012 Volunteers and Guests Ways to Stay Involved Ending [...]