Category Archives: Justice & Advocacy Priorities

The CCSJ has discerned four current priorities based on the national and international justice priorities:
    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, [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]

This is Where it Gets Real: The Challenge of Fair Labor

By Jocelyn Wu, ‘12 “This is where it gets real.” Jim Keady’s words challenge both Nike, the corporation, and Creighton, the Jesuit university. Keady’s interest in justice for workers began as a graduate theology project at St. John’s University where he coached soccer.  After researching Nike’s labor conditions, he decided to find out things for [...]

Countering Immigration Myths

By Rachel Weigel, ‘15 This past week in our Migration Advocacy Team we split into a few groups to learn about important immigration issues that students, as well as the general society, experience today. These issues were immigration myths, present presidential candidates’ stances on immigration issues, the legal process of becoming an immigrant, and understanding [...]

Delegation Attends Vigil to Restore Prenatal Care

Omaha OTOC delegation with Jim Cunningham, Executive Director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference[/caption] By Leah Schaffer ’15 Last Saturday, the Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska hosted a Vigil to Restore Prenatal Care by supporting LB599 at the Christ United Methodist Church in Lincoln. This bill is important because prenatal care lowers the risk of infant mortality, [...]

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 [...]

Alta Gracia: The Power of Business Redefined

By Carissa Smith This past semester I had the opportunity to visit the Alta Gracia factory, in Villa Alta Gracia,  as an Encuentro Dominicano student studying abroad in the Dominican Republic. If you don’t know anything about the factory here’s a little background: It is the first ever college apparel factory to pioneer a business [...]

Poverty: Prioritize Compassion for Our Brother’s & Sisters Around the Globe

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, your Senator will be making decisions about funding levels for poverty-focused international assistance this week. Please contact your Senators now and ask that they give priority to poverty-focused international assistance within the Foreign Operations Appropriation, and to protect poverty focused assistance from disproportionate cuts proposed by the [...]

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 [...]

How to Feed the World?

By: Anna Green I came across this video in an email yesterday and think it is a simple, yet great way to display the unequal distribution of food in the world. The population of the world is increasing at an alarming pace- one in which, if we do not change our current lifestyles, will not [...]

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 [...]

Community Economics

National Cooperative Business Association National Congress for Community Economic Develpment Committee for Economic Development Center for Community Change Center for Policy Alternatives Economic Policy Institute E. F. Schumacher Society Great Cities Institute Community Wealth Community and Economic Development Program Shorebank Corporation Woodstock Institute The Land Institute Co-Op America Center for Economic and Social Justice Foundation [...]

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development

National Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility (NJCIR) NJCIR’s 2009 Annual Report – Includes the Investment actions of Creighton and of the Wisconsin Province of the Jesuits (currently unavailable) Histroical and Biblical Roots of Socially Responsible Investment Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) White Dog Cafe Rocky Mountain Institute Institute [...]