Category Archives: Economic Justice


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 [...]

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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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Whatever Happened With LB 599?

Last week the Nebraska state legislature overrode the governor’s veto on the pre-natal care bill in Nebraska. The passage of this bill will provide care for over 1600 women and save the lives of hundreds of babies. Join us in the CCSJ in the Harper Center to celebrate the passage of the bill with a [...]


Economic Justice: We Need A Faithful Budget

The House voted to pass Representative Paul Ryan’s budget resolution on March 29. This budget cuts domestic programs that serve people who are vulnerable, while increasing funding for military programs. It also proposes repealing the Affordable Care Act, which is already helping millions of seniors, children, and young adults. And it maintains tax cuts that [...]

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Economic Justice: Support A Faithful Budget

Representative Paul Ryan released the House budget proposal for FY 2013 on Tuesday March 20. The initial “big picture” shows that it is no solution to our nation’s economic problems. Major concerns are immediately obvious: The Ryan budget cuts total spending sharply from the FY 2012 budget, and continues reductions in each of the next [...]


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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 [...]

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Catholicism & Capitalism Discussion

What does Catholicism really say about capitalism? Monday, March 19 from 12:30-1:30 pm Creighton Center for Service and Justice (Harper 2067) All are welcome to a discussion on Catholicism and capitalism. A brief article by Fred Kammer, S.J., JD, Director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans, will serve as the [...]


Creighton United Students Against Sweatshops

Creighton United Students Against Sweatshops announces its first informational meeting! THIS THURSDAY, March 15th, 2012 Harper 2060, 8:30 pm Interested in any of these things? Want to join a Nationally affiliated vocal student organization? We’d love to meet you. Don’t miss our interest meeting! All levels of interest and experience welcome. Questions? Contact jocelynwu@creighton.edu or [...]

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Economic Justice: Stop the Voter ID Law in Nebraska (LB 239)

Voting is the most basic democratic right, and there are those that are trying to take this RIGHT away and make it a privilege for a select few. The proposed voter ID law disproportionately impacts youth, low income and disabled citizens potentially preventing them from voting. Further, the voter ID law attempts to provide a [...]