Tag Archives: Jesuit


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-trips

Spring Break in Service: SCSJ Service & Justice Trips Enliven Creighton Experience

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 [...]



Thank You For Attending the Post-Graduate Volunteer & Religious Life Missioning Ceremony

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!


Solidarity Lecture Series: Rutilio Grande

Solidarity Lecture Series When the Gospel Grows Feet: Rutilio Grande and the Church of El Salvador Harper Center, Room 3029 Wednesday, February 15, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Professor Thomas Kelly, an Associate Professor in the Theology department will be speaking about his current research on Rutilio Grande S.J. as part of the Solidarity Lecture Series. Rutilio [...]


December 2011

The Gritty Reality was the theme of the 2011 Ignatian Family Teach-In which drew over 1100 to Georgetown University Nov 12-14. The theme is attributed from a line in Fr. Kolvenbach’s Santa Clara address which described a faith-justice pedagogy which brings students into direct contact with those who are suffering and broken. Through this education [...]


November 2011

U.S. Military Presence in Uganda (Oct. 14) The Obama administration announced deployment of 100 military advisers to Uganda and surrounding countries to help dismantle the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and its leader Joseph Kony for war crimes.  A few prominent Uganda-watch groups have cautiously supported the stepped up efforts against the LRA. However, the Acholi [...]


October 2011

Ecology Supplements Download the special report on ecology Healing a Broken Worldcompiled by the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat and referenced by Fr. General in his letter On Ecology (September 16, 2011). Major sections of the report include: regional assessments (by assistancy); Jesuit mission in the context of the ecological crisis; recommendations and suggestions. Please [...]


Jesuit Conference Statement Regarding the Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa

We pray for all those suffering from drought, hunger, displacement and famine in the Horn of Africa. According to the UN, over 12 million people are in need of emergency assistance, primarily in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, and the famine has not yet peaked. Many are wondering how best to assist. The Society of Jesus [...]


September 2011

Eastern Africa Hunger Crisis (UPDATE September 1, 2011) As the seasonal drought was upgraded into a famine in late July, two Jesuit initiated strategies were announced in response to this crisis affecting 12 million people in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Click here for the Jesuit Conference statement which designates ways to send both short term [...]


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 [...]



August 2011

Republic of Southern Sudan (ROSS) Becomes the World’s Newest Country Southern Sudan voted overwhelmingly and peacefully to become independent in January, 2011 and Independence Day finally came on Saturday, July 9. Jesuit Bernard Mallia (Eastern Africa) writes from Rumbek, “There is so much rejoicing because our country struggled and suffered too much (and) at last [...]


African Jesuits Gathering in Baltimore Explores Future Opportunities to Partner with American Jesuits

In May, the Jesuit Conference of the United States sponsored a gathering at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore of African Jesuits currently studying in the U.S. and Canada. The gathering was a means of solidarity, support and collaboration with the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JESAM) with its president, Jesuit Father Michael Lewis also [...]


May 2011

Fred Kammer: “Politics Drive Anti-Tax movements and Low Income families suffer” is the assessment in the lead article from JustSouth Quarterly written by the former New Orleans Provincial. His analysis shows that U.S. individual tax rates are actually quite low compared to other industrialized countries. Only Turkey and Mexico have lower individual tax rates than [...]


April 2011

Pedro Arrupe Video Recollections Fr. Vincent O’Keefe, former General Counselor to Fr. Arrupe, was videotaped several years ago by Wisconsin Jesuit Frs. J.J. O’Leary and Jim McDermott about his experiences working with Fr. Arrupe. This material is now accessible for viewing at www.vinnyokeefe.blogspot.com. It is also part of a larger series commissioned by the Wisconsin [...]


March 2011

Wisconsin Labor News Here are several updates on the impasse regarding the rights of state workers to organize in Wisconsin. On Feb. 16, the Wisconsin Catholic Conference issued the statement Regarding the Rights of Workers and the Value of Unions. On Feb. 24, the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, chaired by Bishop [...]


January 2011

“A Setback not a Defeat” Archbishop José Gómez characterized the December 21st Senate vote on the DREAM Act, which fell five votes short of overcoming a filibuster. The DREAM Act would have provided immigrant students a way to earn citizenship. It is strongly backed by the USCCB and had cleared the House earlier in the month. In his [...]


Ignatian Solidarity Network June Newsletter

Come join over 1200 Ignatian leaders as we gather for this year’s Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, Nov 12-14, 2011. This year’s theme is: “The Gritty Reality: Feel It, Think It, Engage It, ” taken from Rev. Peter Hans Kolvenbach’s quote. “Students, in the course of their formation, must let the gritty reality of this [...]


Update on Jesuit Letter in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR)

This update letter is being shared with all signatories to the Jesuit Letter in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). Many endorsing groups are active and even leading local efforts in support of justice for immigrants. Much has happened in six months since we achieved our goal of collecting over 200 endorsing groups from Jesuit [...]


Letter from California Jesuit Provincial John McGarry

McGarry’s letter is in regards to the implementation of AZ 1070. “In 2006 representatives from around the California Province of the Society of Jesus engaged in a process of communal discernment that identified solidarity with migrants as our top priority for province social ministries, a priority that has also been affirmed by both the 35th [...]


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, [...]