Tag Archives: Catholic Social Teaching


In Gratitude

As a senior who is graduating in less than two weeks, reflection over the past four years and deep, grateful nostalgia have been consuming most of my time. It doesn’t seem real that soon I’ll be an alumna of a university that has taught me the true meaning of a faith that does justice. In [...]

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SCSJ readies to send more than 240 students out on Fall Service & Justice Trips

The Creighton University Schlegel Center for Service and Justice Fall Service & Justice Trips will again send students around the nation next week to serve, learn, and go alongside people and projects at 30 different sites. Oct. 12 through 19, around 245 Creighton students will spend their week’s recess from academic pursuits working with people [...]


‘Do the thing that is yours to do’: Summit asks student leaders to connect local actions with international impact

Thinking globally while acting locally has always been a critical component of the mission for Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice. For three days in July, a quartet of Creighton students took part in Catholic Relief Services’ third biennial Student Ambassador Leaders Together (SALT) Summit at the CRS headquarters in Baltimore and in [...]

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‘Stories that we should hear’: Simulation provides glimpse of uncertain world in which refugees live

Participants in a Feb. 2, 2018 refugee simulation put on by Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice and Lutheran Family Services, hustle to a “refugee camp” inside the Harper Center.The 50 people crouching in a dark stairwell and trying to keep quiet weren’t really in any danger. There weren’t really mortars incoming. There [...]


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 [...]

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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, [...]


Sustainability: Take the St. Francis Pledge

Catholic Climate Covenant In celebration of Sustainability Week at Creighton, and St. Francis day on the 4th, Catholics are taking the St. Francis Pledge. The pledge is a commitment to care for creation and people who are poor. The St. Francis Pledge is a promise and a commitment by Catholic individuals, families, parishes, organizations and [...]


Supreme Court Rules on Arizon’s SB1070 (Immigration Bill)

Below is the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) News Release pertaining to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070. Read the USCCB’s release pertaining to President Obama’s announcement of deferred action for DREAM Act eligible youth.  DATE: June 25, 2012 FROM: Sr. Mary Ann Walsh O: 202-541-3200 M: 301-325-7935 mwalsh@usccb.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [...]


President Obama announces deferred action for DREAM Act eligible youth

Below is the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) News Release pertaining to President Barack Obama’s announcement of deferred action for DREAM Act eligible youth. Read the USCCB’s release pertaining to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070.  Statement of Most Reverend José H. Gomez Archbishop of Los Angeles Chairman, USCCB Committee on [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]



Pictures from: The Life of a Community Organizer

Charles Bergman, an Omaha native and now a Chicago-based community organizer, spoke about his experiences as a community organizer with insights from Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching. Charles attended Creighton Preparatory High School, graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and is now a Master’s candidate at Catholic Theological Union.


Catholic Social Teaching and Jesuit Documents on Faith and Justice

The Promotion of Justice: Resources for Exploring the Jesuit and Catholic Tradition The Promotion of Justice: Jesuit Documents about the Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice IN AMERICAN JESUIT HIGHER EDUCATION by Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus at COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE IN JESUIT HIGHER EDUCATION Conference, Santa [...]




Eating Our Words: Food, Faith, and Catholic Social Teaching

Patrick Carter is enrolled in a Masters of Public Policy program at The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.  He graduated in spring 2010 from Creighton University.  He has worked for the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, the Creighton Collaborative Ministry Office & Online Ministries, and NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice [...]


Moral Implications of Climate Change?

What are the moral implications of climate change? Who is most impacted? What should the Catholic community do? The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change was launched in 2006 to help the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Catholic community address these issues. “If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation.” Pope Benedict XVI [...]


Jesuit Provincials release letter calling on Congress for Immigration Reform

“Dear Members of the Congress of the United States: We, the Provincials of the Society of Jesus in the United States, write to ask that you take immediate action to effect comprehensive immigration reform. Our Roman Catholic religious order sponsors a broad array of works in education, pastoral ministry and social service. Through our ministries, [...]