Tag Archives: Justice & Advocacy Priorities


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. [...]


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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 [...]


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 [...]

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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 [...]


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 [...]

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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, [...]