Education

The Education and Advocacy Committee is chaired by Linda Ohri, and meets  on various Sundays as needed at Holy Family after 10 AM mass.

Francis Mendenhall spoke on Sunday, February 4, 2018, after 10:00 am Mass at Holy Family Church.   The title of her talk was: “The Carbon Fee and Dividend Action Plan”.  A plan to mitigate global warming is crucial.  Since a carbon tax with revenue going to encourage renewable energy is not politically feasible a revenue-neutral carbon fee with revenue being returned to the people as a dividend, instead of to the government, is the best response.  Francis Mendenhall volunteers for the Citizens Climate Lobby .  Read more at  https://citizensclimatelobby.org/basics-carbon-fee-dividend.

Mary Lee Brock led a presentation and discussion of conflict resolution at Holy Family Church on Sunday June 3, 2018, after the 10 am mass.  Mary Lee holds a B.A. in Psychology from Creighton University and a M.Ed. in Counseling from South Dakota State University.   She is Assistant Professor at Creighton University in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NCR) program in the department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Mary Lee has recently taken on the role of Editor of the Nebraska Criminal Justice Review.

Holy Family’s Education and Advocacy Committee will sponsor Dr. Jeanne Schuler, and Dr. Kathy Grant, from OTOC’s Immigration and Refugee Action Team, for an event on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, about 11 am after 10 am mass.  Their topic will be “Who is our neighbor? How does faith shape our response to immigrants at our border and in our community?  How is God present in the cries of the poor?”  Holy Family Church is at 1715 Izard St. facing 18th St, and is one block north of Cuming St.

 Immigrants, Dreamers, and those on TPS (Temporary Protective Status), 300,000 total, need help.  Their continued status is now threatened.  OTOC asks us to contact our members of Congress.  Ask them to act to protect Dreamers from deportation and renew TPS status for those so long in this country that they know no other and will be in threat for their lives should they return now. Visit http://www.otoc.org for more information on this and other OTOC actions.