Memphis has Soul Memphis, Tennessee is home to so much more than Graceland, delicious barbeque, and the intriguing duck march of the Peabody Hotel. At the heart of this city is a rich history and culture, with beams of light shining through the darkness. Similar to its influential musical roots and the glittering neon [...]
This Spring Break, Creighton University will again send out a large contingent of students as part of the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice’s Spring Service & Justice Trips. The week of March 11, more than 130 students will fan out across the nation, the state and the city for immersion and service-learning experiences at [...]
For the past ten weeks I have been a Micah Corps intern for the Great Plains Methodist Conference. Through this internship, my team and I researched social justice topics in the community with individuals who are facing these struggles every day and with organizations who are working to combat those struggles. We traveled through [...]
Come to the CCSJ on Friday, February 21st, from 12:30-2 to learn about food sustainability in the Omaha area! The first of the Spring 2014 GreenBag Lunch Series will feature Susan Whitfield of No More Empty Pots. Susan will be giving a presentation and leading a discussion in the CCSJ multi-purpose room. All students, faculty, [...]
St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN – White Violet Eco Center The Sisters of Providence at the White Violet Eco-Center (in Terre Haute, IN) introduce the principles of eco-justice and Providence Spirituality while engaging in service at and around Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, near Terre Haute, Indiana. The service sites will be at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (includes [...]
The Jesuits You are invited to tell your Representative and Senators that employees deserve a fair and just wage for their hard work. Urge our nation’s leaders to keep our economy on the pathway to a healthy recovery and to support low-wage workers. Our faith presents a vision of shared responsibility, commands that we care [...]
Center for Rural Affairs In the midst of Nebraska early-spring weather, the Health and Human Services Committee in the Nebraska Unicameral advanced out of committee LB 577 to accept the new Medicaid initiative to provide health insurance for more low-income Nebraskans. Health and Human Service Committee Members heard from Nebraskans who told them that providing [...]
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 [...]
I have only been to Siena/Francis House once, about a couple of weeks ago with some fellow volunteers with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice. I remember walking in with my peers, anticipating being directly addressed. What should I say? What is there to talk about? The weather, the news, sports? There were two [...]
Fall break of my sophomore year I went on my first service trip. In the house where we stayed hung a small tapestry that read the following quote by B. Cooke: “We need to find people who mean something to us, people to whom we turn knowing that being with them is coming home.” At [...]
Student coordinators, volunteers, and leaders kicked off a weekend of Advocacy Training, presented by Catholic Relief Services, in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ) in typical CCSJ fashion: with a meal.
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 [...]
The first annual Finding A Voice! Exhibition of the Arts will be Saturday, March 31st from 6:30 – 9:30pm at the 906 Gallery. This exhibit features music, poetry, and artwork presented by the Artists in Recovery Group. There will be a panel discussion on “Homelessness & Transformation at 7:30pm. The 906 gallery is located at [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
By Chris Boitano Right now I am in rural West Virginia with a group of 11 other Creighton students. I have wanted to go on this trip since I first heard about the issue of mountain top removal. In some sense I have been preparing for this trip for the past few years, but in [...]
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 [...]
Tim Sully, Siena/Francis House Development Director, speaks to Creighton Freshman, Class of 2015, during Creighton For and With Others, a part of Welcome Week 2011.
Catholic Campaign for Human Development Catholic Charities USA Catholic Relief Services Catholic Worker Movement Center for Poverty Solutions Catholic Relief Services: Campus Connection How Rich Are You? “A Place at the Table: A Catholic Recommitment to Overcome Poverty and to Respect the Dignity of All God’s Children” (from U.S. Catholic Bishops) PovertyNet An insightful presentation [...]
Matthew 25 at the White House. Why we can’t put the deficit on the backs of the poor. ow.ly/5KgqX
Emily Ruskamp, a 2010 Creighton Graduate, is spending two years volunteering with the Incarnate Word Missionaries in Chimbote, Peru. Read her blog here!
CU ’08 Alumnus Sara Brabec volunteered post-grad with Dominican Volunteers USA in Oakland, CA. “My time as a volunteer was enriching and challenging, both in ways I had anticipated and ways I couldn’t have imagined. I developed relationships within my living community and neighborhood that I had not anticipated. I learned to do new things [...]
Follow Creighton ’08 grad Beth Dickey in her blog “Working for Justice” as she volunteers with the Peace Corps with the LIFE program in Zambia.
CU ’09 grad John Leer blogged about his year of volunteering with Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Bethel, Alaska. “A friend once said college is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer you get to the end the faster it goes. Apparently, life didn’t get the memo that I’m not in college anymore and Bethel, [...]