Monthly Archives: November 2011

November 2011

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Categories: Front Feature, Magazine |

Recycled Sandals

Walking to a Life of Dignity Jun is now a happy man because “God has answered my prayers.” Jun said, “He sent me honest work.”  like millions of jobless people around the world, Jun was unemployed and homeless and wandered …

Categories: Magazine Archive, Philippines |

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011

On November 18, 2011, I had the opportunity to meet with Congressional staffers for Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard of California and David Cicilline of Rhode Island and speak to them about co-sponsoring the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011.  This …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Intern Blog |

ACTION ALERT: Trafficking Victims Protection

ACTION ALERT Contact your Congress member today and tell them to support the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVRPA) of 2011! BACKGROUND Catholic Social Teaching requires us to uphold the dignity of every person.  Human trafficking is an atrocity that …

Categories: Action Alerts Archives, Blogs, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach |

Video: Immigration- a New Perspective (Mission Exposure Trip)

From October 16-23, 2011, 9 students from the Creighton Center for Service and Justice visited the Columban Mission Center in El Paso, Texas. They learned about immigration, human rights, the environment in the context of the U.S.-Mexico Border. Upon their …

Categories: border blog, Video | 1 Comment

The Power of Memory

The Struggle Against Oppression “With a new generation in Hong Kong which had not been born at the time of Tiananmen, we need to do a few things differently,” Peggy Siu, the convener of a youthstyle, drop-in-and-out and get a …

Categories: China |

Faces of Mission

Categories: Video |

Caring for the Poor in Times of Difficulty

As the deadline for the federal deficit-reduction plan looms, the Super Committee has not been able to come up with any recommendation yet. The first meeting in months did not yield anything but only resulted in a deadlock—each party holding …

Categories: Blogs, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Intern Blog |

Political Activism and Catholic Social Teachings

Discerning how to be involved in the political process of the United States and maintain our focus on our faith can be a puzzling and frustrating experience. With a two party system that often seems to leave us with an …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach |

Human Smuggling across the Arizona-Mexico Border

A few weeks ago, I attended a conference on the human smuggling that occurs across the Arizona-Mexico border that was put on by Arizona State University’s North American Center for Transborder Studies.  This conference was close to my heart not …

Categories: Blogs, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Intern Blog |