Tag Archives: Economic Justice

Using Economics to Do Justice

  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 [...]



Green Bag Lunch Series: No More Empty Pots

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, [...]

Economic Justice: Affordable and accessible healthcare is essential for life.

PICO National Network There is a painful chasm in our healthcare coverage system for working families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to pay for full insurance. As people of faith, PICO believes all God’s children should have access to the care they need, regardless of where they live or [...]



White Violet Eco Center – St. Mary of the Woods Fall 2013

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 [...]

Economic Justice: Just Wage

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 [...]



Economic Justice: USCCB

Economic Justice Advance the Common Good by Funding Government Programs that Combat Poverty Congress continues to grapple with legislation to fund the federal government and to address the federal debt ceiling, but a commitment to the common good has taken a back seat to partisanship and ideology. In the days and weeks to come, Congress [...]

Sustainability: Coal in North Omaha

Sierra Club For more than a year, a small but vocal group of environmental and community activists has been pressing the Omaha Public Power District to stop burning coal at its North Omaha Station.

 They say that the 59-year-old plant, along the Missouri River a couple of miles south of the Mormon Bridge, is pumping [...]

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Economic Justice:Support the Dignity of Workers

Interfaith worker Justice The federal government is the largest employer of poverty-wage jobs in the country. CEOs make millions, while their employees can’t make ends meet. So workers are standing up and demanding a living wage. Thousands of hard working people in America work for the President through private contractors at government facilities. Many workers [...]

Economic Justice: LB 577-Call your Legislator today!

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 [...]

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U.S. Jesuit Conference Statement on Taxes and the Fiscal Cliff

   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 [...]