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The Syria Series//Intervening to Lay Groundwork//Dr. Jay Carney//

I should start off by advising you to read Tony Homsy's prayer/blog below rather than mine…it's perhaps the most eloquent and theologically honest response to the Syrian crisis that I've come across. And he speaks from out of Syria's experience, which counts for far more than my outsider view… Given my extensive studies on Rwanda,… Continue reading The Syria Series//Intervening to Lay Groundwork//Dr. Jay Carney//

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The Syria Series//We Haven’t Even Tried//Westin Miller//

Westin Miller is a Cortina Alumn and a former Cortina RA. He currently works as a Leadership Consultant for Beta Theta Pi.  This is where he stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. I am not a pacifist. I follow the teaching of Christ, who was no doubt a… Continue reading The Syria Series//We Haven’t Even Tried//Westin Miller//

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The Syria Series//A Twisted Calculus//Tim Nendick//

Tim Nendick is a wanderer and ponderer of the world. When he was a student at Creighton, he was a Cortina Student and then a 2-year Cortina RA. This is where he stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. Violent intervention gives rise to a twisted calculus: these lives,… Continue reading The Syria Series//A Twisted Calculus//Tim Nendick//

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The Syria Series//Critical Perspectives

Today begins a series on the Cortina blog. Throughout the next few weeks, students, activists, & thinkers will be contributing their critical positions on the looming Syrian intervention. While some of these viewpoints may diverge or offer opposing insights, we hope that the variety of perspectives will help us be better informed and formed in… Continue reading The Syria Series//Critical Perspectives

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Advocacy Alerts

Thanks so much to the Advocacy team in the CCSJ for these reminders. Sierra Club No More Deepwater Horizons Three years ago, the Gulf experienced one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation's history, when an explosion on BP's Deep Water Horizon rig left an oil well gushing. The damage from that disaster will… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts

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Advocacy Alerts

Here our this week's Advocacy Alerts from the Creighton Center for Service and Justice Advocacy team! Sierra Club (Climate Action) On February 17, nearly 50,000 Americans and 168 different organizations marched to the president's front door to demand we go forward on climate action. This wasn't just a one-time rally, but rather it was the… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts

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Advocacy Alerts

Thanks to the CCSJ Advocacy Team for these Advocacy Alerts!   PICO National Network Tell Speaker John Boehner: Renounce the hate! A few days ago, a California congressman told 18-year-old aspiring American, Jessica, that he “hates illegals,” and threatened her and her family during a meeting in his office. None of God’s children deserve hate… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts