Tag Archives: Justice


Lessons Learned from the Civil Rights Visionaries of Memphis

  Memphis has Soul Memphis, Tennessee is home to so much more than Graceland, delicious barbeque, and the intriguing duck march of the Peabody Hotel. At the heart of this city is a rich history and culture, with beams of light shining through the darkness. Similar to its influential musical roots and the glittering neon [...]

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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 [...]


‘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 [...]

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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 [...]


From Nebraska to Mozambique

Traveling more than 9,000 miles from her hometown to spend nearly six months as a Peace Corps volunteer is not something Jessica Wiens, BA’16, ever dreamed of doing as a child growing up in Grand Island, Nebraska. Yet from May through September 2016, Wiens did just that — working in a small village called Rapale about eight [...]

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6 Creighton students spent spring break at a homeless shelter. It was an eye-opening experience

Yoshua Piescer said he was a little scared the other night when a homeless man waved him over in front of the Siena-Francis House homeless shelter. The Creighton University student was in his second day of living at the homeless shelter as part of a spring break service trip. He already had his shoes stolen. [...]


‘Stories that we should hear’: Simulation provides glimpse of uncertain world in which refugees live

Participants in a Feb. 2, 2018 refugee simulation put on by Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice and Lutheran Family Services, hustle to a “refugee camp” inside the Harper Center.The 50 people crouching in a dark stairwell and trying to keep quiet weren’t really in any danger. There weren’t really mortars incoming. There [...]

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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, [...]


Students on SCSJ Fall Service & Justice Trips put faces, names to realities they encounter

As seen on Creighton Today As they always are, the social justice encounters for Creighton University students on the Fall Service & Justice Trips in October were myriad.There were the realities of poverty, migration, hunger, homelessness. But in West Virginia, there was Bill and Bob and Jim and Crystal. In Nebraska, there was Brian and [...]

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Wisdom For the Journey

      Former SCSJ Graduate Assistant, Kevin Kuehl, shared some wisdom for all those participating in Post-Graduate Volunteering or entering religious life upon graduation last spring. Here are the words he sent them off with during the Post-Graduate Volunteering and Religious Life Missioning Service: Good morning! I’m so excited to share in this moment with [...]


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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Pedro Arrupe: An Exemplar We Can Relate To

Pedro Arrupe is the Jesuit that I know most about, thanks to Dr. Bergman, social justice exemplar himself. Arrupe’s relationship with God, and his relationship with people, is something that everyone can aspire to. Oftentimes social justice exemplars serve as these sort of out-of-this-world moral standards that are so obviously unachievable by the average person, [...]

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Dorothy Stang, S.N.D: A Modern Martyr

Dorothy Stang was a Sister of Notre Dame. She was born in the United States, but worked and served poor communities in Brazil from the late 1960’s to February 12th, 2005, when she was murdered. She worked to organize Brazilian peasant farmers through the Pastoral Land Commission, a group that “fights for the rights of [...]


Post Grad Volunteer Discussion

Is volunteering after graduation the right choice for you? Find out! The Creighton Center for Service and Justice will be hosting a Tostadas Dinner Wednesday, February 12, 5:30-6:30pm in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (Harper Center 2067). All students are welcome (seniors, sure, but also geared to younger students thinking about next steps [...]

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Upcoming Events: Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty On April 20 at 4:00 p.m. (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, and should be repealed [...]


Marching To Celebrate While Raising Awareness

The Selma to Montgomery march was a fifty-four mile march to the capital (in Montgomery) during the civil rights era. On my service trip I was able to participate in a re-enactment of this march. The atmosphere was amazing; people who were full of passion and a love for justice surrounded me. It was a [...]


Catholicism & Capitalism Discussion

What does Catholicism really say about capitalism? Monday, March 19 from 12:30-1:30 pm Creighton Center for Service and Justice (Harper 2067) All are welcome to a discussion on Catholicism and capitalism. A brief article by Fred Kammer, S.J., JD, Director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans, will serve as the [...]


This is Where it Gets Real: The Challenge of Fair Labor

By Jocelyn Wu, ‘12 “This is where it gets real.” Jim Keady’s words challenge both Nike, the corporation, and Creighton, the Jesuit university. Keady’s interest in justice for workers began as a graduate theology project at St. John’s University where he coached soccer.  After researching Nike’s labor conditions, he decided to find out things for [...]


Countering Immigration Myths

By Rachel Weigel, ‘15 This past week in our Migration Advocacy Team we split into a few groups to learn about important immigration issues that students, as well as the general society, experience today. These issues were immigration myths, present presidential candidates’ stances on immigration issues, the legal process of becoming an immigrant, and understanding [...]


Delegation Attends Vigil to Restore Prenatal Care

Omaha OTOC delegation with Jim Cunningham, Executive Director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference[/caption] By Leah Schaffer ’15 Last Saturday, the Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska hosted a Vigil to Restore Prenatal Care by supporting LB599 at the Christ United Methodist Church in Lincoln. This bill is important because prenatal care lowers the risk of infant mortality, [...]


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 [...]