Below is the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) News Release pertaining to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070. Read the USCCB’s release pertaining to President Obama’s announcement of deferred action for DREAM Act eligible youth. DATE: June 25, 2012 FROM: Sr. Mary Ann Walsh O: 202-541-3200 M: 301-325-7935 firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [...]
Below is the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) News Release pertaining to President Barack Obama’s announcement of deferred action for DREAM Act eligible youth. Read the USCCB’s release pertaining to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070. Statement of Most Reverend José H. Gomez Archbishop of Los Angeles Chairman, USCCB Committee on [...]
Volunteering at the Juan Diego Center this semester has changed my views on the immigration process. It gave me the unique opportunity to see this process from the perspective of an immigrant going through the arduous journey of gaining citizenship. It’s inspiring to see the people work so hard to overcome their language barriers, which [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
By Matthew Taira, ‘15 It has been just over a month since I came back from my Spring Break Service and Justice Trip, but not one day passes without thinking about the great experience I had at both Pixan Ixim and One World in South Omaha. At first, I was a little disappointed that I [...]
Your voice is making a tangible difference! There is one more round of voting on LB 599, which will restore prenatal care coverage to all low-income women, before it passes to the Governor who plans on vetoing the bill. 30 votes are needed by the Unicameral to override the Governor’s veto. Currently, there are 30 [...]
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 [...]
Omaha Together One Community is an interfaith organization that focuses on building community and has teams that advocate for immigration and refugee communities, as well as setting up workforce development and youth enrichment programs. A couple members of the CCSJ Ignatian Advocacy Team and I attended a meeting on January 25th at Our Lady of [...]
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, [...]
Brian Kuehner, freshman student in the College of Business, reflects on weekly service at Catholic Charities’ Juan Diego Center: Over the course of the past semester, my volunteer service at the Juan Diego Center has profoundly impacted my views on immigration. Every Tuesday I would go with the CCSJ and help immigrants study for their [...]
Two Creighton Students, Christine Bolas and Claire Bowens, share their experiences of receiving invitations at the Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice 2011. They both share how they received, and acted upon, invitations to take their service experiences to a deeper level.
Santiago Franco, student, wrote this reflection after participating in a week-long Fall Break Service Trip with the Pixan Ixim community: God made us of different colors, heights and essences. He sent us to different lands with uncertain destinies that have not been fulfilled yet. However, we have managed to find ourselves in this place under [...]
By Molly Dellaria This morning I woke up with a heavy heart as I sorted through conflicting feelings after last night’s OTOC Immigration Forum. Being not only new to Omaha and Creighton, but also the topic of immigration, I had no idea what was in store for me. Though I am a self-proclaimed extravert, I’ve [...]
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 [...]
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Kate Linden, Creighton staff member in the Center for Student Success & Retention, spoke to the 2011 Spring Break Service Trip participants at the Send-Off Service about her 2010 Spring Break Service Trip to El Paso, TX. Listen to her speak in the video to the left.
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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, [...]
The Society of Jesus Jesuit Conference released a letter describing focus areas for advocacy efforts and attention (June 2010). Read the letter here.
Attached here is an article from the Catholic Voice newspaper written by Archbishop Lucas on immigration reform in January 2011.
You may have heard that President Obama attended the Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast this morning (June 19) and invoked scriptural guidance of “love thy neighbor” to push the need for comprehensive immigration reform. This would seem to signal that national and legislative attention will begin turning again toward immigration policy. Thank you for your [...]