Faith

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of the UCA

A Reflection by Loriana Harkey On Sunday, November 16, Creighton University hosted a Salvadoran dinner and film to inform and honor the Jesuits martyred in 1989 during the war in El Salvador. Before the film, everyone was provided a homemade Salvadoran meal by a family who owns a local restaurant here in Omaha that consisted… Continue reading Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of the UCA

Justice

“El Salvador: Another Vietnam,” A Reflection by Loriana Harkey

As we near the 25th anniversary of the murder of the Jesuit/UCA Martyrs, there are numerous events on campus to inform students of history behind this tragic day. In the 1981 film titled El Salvador: Another Vietnam, I learned core similarities between the war in El Salvador and the Vietnam War. Because the film was… Continue reading “El Salvador: Another Vietnam,” A Reflection by Loriana Harkey

Community

The Start of a New Year

Welcome to our new and continuing members of the Cortina Community! After a busy start to the year full of new student orientation and the beginning of classes, we couldn't be more excited for the year to come. Our first community meeting of the year was the annual Community Partner Bash where students learned who… Continue reading The Start of a New Year

What's Up in the World Wednesday

Wednesday’s “What’s Going on in the World?”

Here are some important things that are going on in our big, wide world: Aljazeera reports on the 17 soldiers beheaded by the Taliban. Children are "taught to hate, so they hate." In Israel, the escalated violence amongst youths has made the schools begin to confront ingrained stereotypes and violent attitudes and actions. Read the… Continue reading Wednesday’s “What’s Going on in the World?”