Sojourners Pursuing peace is hard and long work; but our country needs to break out of the old habits of war. President Obama’s renewed focus on diplomatic options is a step in the right direction. Please sign a petition to let him know that people across the country stand for peace, and support diplomatic solutions [...]
St. Francis’ Feast Day Celebrate in many ways! On October 4th, Fr. Lannon will preside at noon Mass in St. John’s Church. Following Mass enjoy a complimentary lunch, discussion and sustainability fair in Lower Saint John’s Church. We will be highlighting the opportunity to sign the St. Francis Climate Pledge found here.
Join us for a panel discussion about Syria on Sept. 22 from 6-8pm in Lower Saint John’s! Panelists will include Dr. John Calvert, Dr. Philip Meeks, Dr. Roger Bergman, and Antwan “Tony” Homsi S.J. who are from a variety of backgrounds and have various knowledge regarding historical context, ethics, and the current events of Syria. [...]
Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty On Thursday, September 26th, from 7-7:30pm, in the Harper Center Auditorium, Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty will have its Annual Reception and Silent Auction. The night will include keynote speaker Bud Welch Coward whose daughter, Julie, was killed in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building [...]
USCCB The Obama Administration’s contraceptive/abortifacient/sterilization mandate will begin to be enforced against nonprofit religious schools, charities and health care providers on August 1. In the days to come, Congress must decide whether to address this problem through must-pass legislation before that deadline. Members of the House should be urged to include the Health Care Conscience [...]
Amnesty International Saudi Arabian national Abdullah al-Qahtani is at imminent risk of execution in Iraq. He is one of six men accused of taking part in an armed raid on a Baghdad shop in 2009. While al-Qahtani and his co-defendants confessed to being members of al-Qa’ida, it was only after they were subjected to brutal [...]
Today is a cause for remembrance and reflection on peace in our country. On January 31, 1950–63 years ago today–President Truman announced his intention to support the creation of a hydrogen bomb, which is speculated to be hundreds of times more powerful than the nuclear bombs that had been dropped on Japan only 5 years [...]
“We haven’t scared any of you off yet, right?” Well gosh, I thought, are we supposed to be scared? This was soon followed up with an explanation of what Kelly meant by scary: Radical. Now, the word radical, for me, can have many different meanings. I remember when my little brother was going through a [...]
Kimberly Rivera, a conscientious objector and Iraq War resister, is currently on base at Fort Carson, Colorado, awaiting information on her case as well as further orders from her commanding officers. Last month, Kim complied with the Canadian government’s deportation order and spent time in the Lewis County Jail in Lowville, N.Y. She was arrested [...]
Student coordinators, volunteers, and leaders kicked off a weekend of Advocacy Training, presented by Catholic Relief Services, in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ) in typical CCSJ fashion: with a meal.