Tag Archives: Justice & Advocacy Priorities


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 [...]

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‘Do the thing that is yours to do’: Summit asks student leaders to connect local actions with international impact

Thinking globally while acting locally has always been a critical component of the mission for Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice. For three days in July, a quartet of Creighton students took part in Catholic Relief Services’ third biennial Student Ambassador Leaders Together (SALT) Summit at the CRS headquarters in Baltimore and in [...]


Life in Post Graduation Missioning: Speech by Erica Reist

Of course, I first want to congratulate you all, for a lot of things – congratulations for four incredible years at an outstanding University, for giving of your heart and your mind to this place and for leaving your mark on Creighton, for making a commitment to wherever you will be serving and living next [...]

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3-3 Program Student Angie Ngo Blends Social Justice and Business

When sophomore Angie Ngo was researching universities as a high school senior, she was looking to continue her Catholic education. New to her, however, was the Jesuit tradition. “I sought out Jesuit universities because I was intrigued by their mission and work with social justice,” the Boise, Idaho native says. “I knew that I wanted to [...]


Creighton readies for 20th Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, Nov. 4-6

This article originally appeared on Creighton Today. Forty-seven Creighton University students, faculty and staff travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend to participate in the 20th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Nov. 4 through 6, the Creighton delegation will join with nearly 2,000 individuals from around the country to address timely social justice issues in [...]

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‘More fuel to go do something’: Creighton students, faculty, staff reflect on 20th Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

This article originally appeared in Creighton Today. *** Putting thoughts into deeds, words into action, lessons into practice, 46 Creighton University staff, faculty and students took part in the 20th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice earlier this month in Washington, D.C. The cadre, led by students from the Schlegel Center for Service and 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 [...]

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Upcoming Events: Comprehensive Immigration Prayer

Temple Israel, OTOC, Nebraska Appleseed, CCSJ, various other organizations Rabbi Ariyeh Azriel of Temple Israel, leaders of Omaha Together One Community, Nebraska Appleseed and other organizations will hold a celebration of the 7th day of Hanukkah on Tuesday December 3rd 6:00-6:30 pm on 18th Street between Dodge and Douglas (outside the Federal Building). We will [...]


Migration: Ask for Speaker Boehner’s Support

Sojourners We need Speaker Boehner’s leadership on Immigration Reform. With just weeks left before the end of their calendar, Congress remains gridlocked on immigration reform. Policy leaders from both sides of the aisle want this problem addressed, and Christians from a variety of backgrounds have been vocal about the urgent need to tackle this issue. [...]

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Migration: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Jesuits This week, after over 1000 young leaders representing over 60 Catholic institutions from 23 states across the U.S. journeyed to D.C. for the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s annual justice conference, we invite you to join these advocates, the U.S. Catholic Bishops, and the U.S. Jesuit Provincials in calling for comprehensive and humane immigration reform. [...]


Upcoming Events: Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty Speaker

Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty Speaker On April 20 at 4:00 p.m. Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty (NADP) will sponsor an eye-opening talk at Creighton University’s Harper Auditorium (602 N. 20th Street, Omaha). It will feature three very different people who all share one perspective – that the death penalty is broken, can’t be fixed, [...]

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Migration: Immigration Reform

Franciscan Action Network (FAN) Senator Deb Fischer is a new senator who FAN hopes to persuade to support immigration reform. Please make a call to 202-224-3121 and ask for Sen. Deb Fischer’s office (you can either leave a message or ask to talk with Larissa Martinez –Fischer’s finance director). FAN asks that you say something [...]

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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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Migration: Immigration Reform: A Moral Responsibility

Sojourners Immigration Reform: A Moral Responsibility Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions recently said there is no, “moral or legal responsibility to reward somebody who entered the country [without documentation].” His comment ignores the fact that any path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants is likely to involve fines and penalties. As Christians we have a clear, moral [...]


U.S. Jesuit Network Welcomes Bi-Partisan Immigration Framework

  U.S. Jesuit Network Welcomes Bi-Partisan Action for Immigration Reform More Info A Call to Address the Broken Immigration System The U.S. Jesuit Conference, the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the Kino Border Initiative welcome the framework for comprehensive immigration reform released yesterday by a bi-partisan group of Senators. Likewise, we were encouraged by President Obama’s remarks in [...]

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Social Analysis: Students Take a Close Look at Homelessness

On Monday, students who attend weekly service at the Siena/Francis House were invited to come together for a social analysis to discuss issues surrounding poverty and homelessness. Every week at the Siena/Francis House, Creighton students eat dinner with the residents and then listen to the story of someone in the Addiction Recovery Program. It is [...]


USCCB Chair Optimistic about Senate Immigration Framework

      January 28, 2013 An important first step in process and tone, says Archbishop Gomez Promises bishops’ support for system to protect human dignity, homeland simultaneously Plan gives hope to millions of fellow human beings WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, [...]

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Finding Home in a Homeless Shelter

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 [...]


Connecting the Dots Between Service and Advocacy

This morning, the Siena/Francis House group participated in a legislative visit with Senator Ben Nelson’s staff. Louise Lattimer pictured here with the group met the delegation to discuss domestic poverty concerns. Getting to the actual visit was a challenge in itself. After our first night in the shelter we had to be up and going [...]

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Sustainability: Take the St. Francis Pledge

Catholic Climate Covenant In celebration of Sustainability Week at Creighton, and St. Francis day on the 4th, Catholics are taking the St. Francis Pledge. The pledge is a commitment to care for creation and people who are poor. The St. Francis Pledge is a promise and a commitment by Catholic individuals, families, parishes, organizations and [...]



Creighton Alumna Continues the Work of Advocacy

By Becca Harvey, ’11 I set out to write this to let you know about my recent advocacy adventures. (I thought you would be pleased!) One of my guests here at Casa Vides in El Paso, TX has recently won political asylum, but immigration didn’t give her an I-94 (a type of visa that is [...]


Green Bag Lunch on Climate Refugees

Wednesday, April 18th, 12:30-1:30 pm Creighton University (Harper Center, Room 2060) In celebration of EARTH DAY, the Creighton University Sustainability Council’s Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series presents: “Climate Refugees: A Humanitarian Cause”. This lunch features two student presentations from a theological and a sociological perspective. “Climate Refugees” is a very recent concept in which [...]