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Economic Justice: Urge Congress to Remember Humanitarian Aid

President Obama’s FY 2013 budget proposes cuts to poverty-focused international assistance, which makes up less than 0.5% of the U.S. federal budget but saves millions of lives around the world. Poverty-focused international assistance provides food to the hungry, shelter to refugees, vaccinations against deadly diseases for children, and education for a more prosperous and stable [...]

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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 [...]


Sustainability: Say NO to Big Oil’s Keystone XL Bill

Sierra Club- Sutainability Tell the Senate: Say NO to Big Oil’s Keystone XL Bill Senators in the pocket of Big Oil are trying to bring back the Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal, thwarting President Obama’s decision to reject the dirty and dangerous project. TransCanada has spent $1.3 million lobbying for their tar sands oil pipeline, [...]

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Peace: Cut Excessive Spending on Nuclear Weapons

Women’s Actions for New Directions (WAND) Support H.R. 3974 Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced the Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act, H.R. 3974, to reduce nuclear weapons spending. It’s time for us to cut excessive, out of control and frankly insane spending on nuclear weapons.  As Congressman Markey says, “America’s nuclear weapons budget [...]


Sustainability: Join in the Quest to Seek Climate Justice

National Catholic Rural Life Conference Later this month, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, will have the opportunity to make a commitment to action and take a prudent course in response to climate change. Scientific reports continue to raise the urgency for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our use of fossil fuels if [...]

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IFTJ: Use Your Voice for Change!

56 Creighton students attended the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington D.C. the weekend of November 12th, and 13th. The Creighton delegation joined other Jesuit schools to discuss and find ways to work together for social change.  There were keynote speakers, break out sessions, and a beautiful mass. As a way to make the ideals [...]


Sustainability: Stand Up for Our Borders

Sierra Club An assault on America’s public lands and environmental laws has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, bearing the ironic name National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act (HR 1505).Over 30 federal protection laws would be waived in a zone that extends 100 miles into the United States from all land borders [...]

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Diving in the Depths of the Ocean While Walking on Jello

By Carissa Smith This past year has been a whirlwind of experiences for me. Last fall semester I got my feet wet in advocacy working with the CCSJ Advocacy team and being President of our NAACP chapter.  Then I left my post at Creighton to answer my call to go to the Dominican Republic for [...]

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Working in D.C., the nation’s capital, was probably one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done. Life in D.C. is fast-paced and people are tremendously driven and always well-informed—everyone seems to know everything about everything. There was always something happening and the ripple effects of politics was spectacular to watch. My internship also taught [...]