BY ISN STAFF | November 12, 2013
Across the country faith-based advocates are calling for comprehensive immigration reform. From California to Florida have been putting forth their voices to call for a more humane system that values the dignity of all people in our country, regardless of their immigration status. The students and staff at Creighton University’s Center for Service and Justice are doing more than just being voices for justice by “fasting” for immigration reform from November 11th to 15. Haley Warren, Maria Benevento, Kelly Sullivan, Cat Keating, Courtney Kern, and Ken Reed-Bouley are passing on the fast from person to person each day.
They are inviting fellow students and faculty to join in this effort and have scheduled a number of events over the course of the week to bring further attention to the need for immigration reform. On Monday (11/11) and Tuesday (11/12) they prayer services are being led in St. John’s Church on campus and on Wednesday they will join in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops “Justice for Immigrants Campaign” Call-in Day. Thursday they will take the “fast” on the road by organizing a vigil at the office of U.S. Representative Lee Terry (NE-2), asking him to support immigration reform. The fast will cose with a send-off prayer service for the 53 students and faculty who will attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.
You can learn more about Creighton University’s Center for Service Justice’s advocacy efforts on a broad range of issues at their website/blog at: http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/