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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Well over 6,500 Syrians are reported to have been killed and many more have been injured since largely peaceful protests began in Syria in mid-March 2011. As documented in a new Amnesty International report, the scale of torture and ill-treatment by security forces, army and pro-government armed gangs has risen to a level not witnessed [...]
Pax Christi USA Faithful Security Pope Benedict Pleads for an end of War US Bishops Agree to Meet with Catholic Members of Congress on Iraq War Institute for Peace and Justice Maryknoll: the U.S. Catholic Mission Movement Nebraskans for Peace U.S. Catholic Bishops call for peace and offer resources Jesuit Provincials’ letter to President Bush [...]
Come join over 1200 Ignatian leaders as we gather for this year’s Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, Nov 12-14, 2011. This year’s theme is: “The Gritty Reality: Feel It, Think It, Engage It, ” taken from Rev. Peter Hans Kolvenbach’s quote. “Students, in the course of their formation, must let the gritty reality of this [...]
Emily Ruskamp, a 2010 Creighton Graduate, is spending two years volunteering with the Incarnate Word Missionaries in Chimbote, Peru. Read her blog here!
CU ’08 Alumnus Sara Brabec volunteered post-grad with Dominican Volunteers USA in Oakland, CA. “My time as a volunteer was enriching and challenging, both in ways I had anticipated and ways I couldn’t have imagined. I developed relationships within my living community and neighborhood that I had not anticipated. I learned to do new things [...]
Follow Creighton ’08 grad Beth Dickey in her blog “Working for Justice” as she volunteers with the Peace Corps with the LIFE program in Zambia.
This document, published by the international peace organization Pax Christi, details the importance of development aid over military spending. “The Elephant in the Room”
Becky Davies, a 2010 Creighton graduate, is spending two years in Ecuador through Rostro de Cristo. Keep up with her experiences through her blog, which you can find here.