JUNE 2014 e-news: Social-International Ministries FAITH-JUSTICE (NEW) Jesuit Alumni Letter in Support of Immigration Reform: Join Jesuit high school and university alumni expressing support for comprehensive immigration reform to fellow Jesuit alumni serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (currently 44 members out 435). Click here to learn more about this opportunity organized by the [...]
On February 5, we commemorate the death of Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Looking back at my Creighton experience, I see how we live out his famous words of “men and women for others” in every part of my collegiate life. From classes, my time in the CCSJ and all of my extra activities, I see Pedro [...]
Save the Date (December 10): Pope Francis to initiate a global effort to combat hunger. On that day, Pope Francis will launch the One Human Family, Food for All campaign as parishes, schools and communities initiate a wave by prayer starting at noon in each time zone across the world. Please mark your calendars for [...]
Faith-Justice Time is now for humane immigration advocacy: With the fiscal crisis behind us, the House needs to act soon on immigration or momentum will stall with the run-up to the 2014 elections. In short, NOW is our time to express support for comprehensive, family-based reform with an achievable pathway to citizenship. On Monday, November [...]
Justice 2013 Conference to be held at Creighton University from August 1 through 4, 2013. This conference is a follow up to the landmark conference at Santa Clara in 2000. Join us for an amazing weekend.
On May 13th, the Jesuit Provincials of the United States sent letters to Members of Congress, the Senate and President Obama reiterating their call for just, humane and comprehensive immigration reform.
Jesuit Dispatch (Syria): On June 16, the Provincial of the Middle-East Province reported of deteriorating conditions in Homs, where the Jesuits have a parish in one of the neighborhoods under attack. “The situation is very delicate, and each attempt to enter the old part of the city means suicide. Bombing has gone on uninterrupted since [...]
As part of Creighton University’s commencement activities, we commissioned 50 students who will be participating in post-graduate volunteer work or who are entering a religious order. Thank you to everyone who came out to support these students. More pictures can be found on Facebook or on our flickr page!
With an ongoing civil war that has displaced more than 5 million people, Colombia continues to suffer the largest displacement and humanitarian crisis in the world today. Over half a million Colombians have also fled Colombia’s borders to neighboring countries. Last year alone at least 118,000 people were newly displaced. This conflict disproportionately displaces poor [...]
Jesuit Archbishop in Peru Receives Death Threats: Jesuit Archbishop Pedro Baretto (Huancayo, Peru) has received death threats for his recent statement calling for responsible environmental regulation of a multi-metallic smelter in La Oroya. The smelter has been operated by Doe Run Peru a subsidiary of Renco Group (US privately held company) and was forced to [...]