Category Archives: Justice & Advocacy Priorities

The CCSJ has discerned four current priorities based on the national and international justice priorities:
    Immigrants/Refugees
    Peace/Non-Violence
    Poverty/Economic Justice
    Sustainability/Environmental Justice


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 [...]

Residents walk on a road littered with debris after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines


USCCB Chair Optimistic about Senate Immigration Framework

      January 28, 2013 An important first step in process and tone, says Archbishop Gomez Promises bishops’ support for system to protect human dignity, homeland simultaneously Plan gives hope to millions of fellow human beings WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, [...]

USCCB Final

Reflecting on Citizenship

Volunteering at the Juan Diego Center this semester has changed my views on the immigration process. It gave me the unique opportunity to see this process from the perspective of an immigrant going through the arduous journey of gaining citizenship. It’s inspiring to see the people work so hard to overcome their language barriers, which [...]


Creighton Alumna Continues the Work of Advocacy

By Becca Harvey, ’11 I set out to write this to let you know about my recent advocacy adventures. (I thought you would be pleased!) One of my guests here at Casa Vides in El Paso, TX has recently won political asylum, but immigration didn’t give her an I-94 (a type of visa that is [...]


Green Bag Lunch on Climate Refugees

Wednesday, April 18th, 12:30-1:30 pm Creighton University (Harper Center, Room 2060) In celebration of EARTH DAY, the Creighton University Sustainability Council’s Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series presents: “Climate Refugees: A Humanitarian Cause”. This lunch features two student presentations from a theological and a sociological perspective. “Climate Refugees” is a very recent concept in which [...]


Encountering an Amazing Community Here in Omaha

By Matthew Taira, ‘15 It has been just over a month since I came back from my Spring Break Service and Justice Trip, but not one day passes without thinking about the great experience I had at both Pixan Ixim and One World in South Omaha. At first, I was a little disappointed that I [...]


Tunnel of Oppression

Tunnel of Oppression Location: Deglman Hall Basement Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Thursday, April 12, 2012, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Friday, April 13, 2012, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm “Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that highlights contemporary issues of oppression. It is designed to introduce participants to the [...]


Urgent Action Needed: Contact Senators On Prenatal Care

Your voice is making a tangible difference! There is one more round of voting on LB 599, which will restore prenatal care coverage to all low-income women, before it passes to the Governor who plans on vetoing the bill. 30 votes are needed by the Unicameral to override the Governor’s veto. Currently, there are 30 [...]


Peace: Stop The Violence In Syria

Well over 6,500 Syrians are reported to have been killed and many more have been injured since largely peaceful protests began in Syria in mid-March 2011. As documented in a new Amnesty International report, the scale of torture and ill-treatment by security forces, army and pro-government armed gangs has risen to a level not witnessed [...]