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  • 3 OTOC immigration leaders involved in recent World Herald article, guest column, pulse letter

    Sr. Kathleen Erickson, RSM, an active member of the OTOC Immigration Action Team, was featured in July 25th article by Erin Grace. Sr. Kathleen helped OTOC organize a July 6 workshop which featured Mercy Associate Aida Gonzalez Melana whom Sr. Kathleen met when she spent five weeks in San Pedro Sula, Honduras–the murder capital of […]

  • OTOC leaders show support and City Council creates Omaha Land Bank

    OTOC’s Housing and Revitalization Action Team worked with OTOC Solidarity member, Habitat for Humanity, to organize a slate of 9 speakers to testify at the City Council Hearing.  The 9 speakers, representing faith, community, business and housing leaders, presented short, informative statements which effectively built the case for why Council should vote to create the land […]

  • 110 people attended OTOC workshop about CHILDREN FLEEING CENTRAL AMERICA

    There was an overwhelming response on Sunday, July 6 from Omahans wanting to know why so many children are fleeing Central America Over 110 people attended an OTOC workshop on Sunday, July 6 at St. Leo the Great to hear first-hand about how violence and  human rights violations  in Honduras are resulting in the unprecedented […]

  • OTOC first summer training session is engaging and effective

    Rev. Marshall Johnson, led an engaging and humorous training session on Monday, July 14th about how and why OTOC seeks to build a broad based of member organizations that have power to act together on issues of common concern. Nearly forty people from congregations, refugee groups, environmental coalitions attended the lively meeting. This was the […]

  • OPPD Decision on Energy closely tracks OTOC’s statement of position

    To see a copy of the OPPD 20 year generation plan adopted by the Board, click below: Final OPPD Generation Plan June 2014 OTOC leaders celebrated the decision made by the Omaha Public Power District Board (OPPD) at their June 19th meeting to stop burning coal in North Omaha and commit the region’s energy future […]

  • Download and circulate OTOC endorsement for more Sustainable Energy

    PLEASE DOWNLOAD OTOC’S SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STATEMENT Leaders of OTOC’s Environmental Sustainability Action Team ASK that you download the pdf file below of our Statement to the OPPD Board and ask for people to sign it to express their support for the long term sustainability of our environment, economy and families. Petition for OMAHA FAITH AND […]

  • June 9 OWH article: OTOC wants OPPD commitment to renewable energy

    June 9 article by the Omaha World Herald quoting Action Team Co-Chair Laurie Gift: Omaha Public Power District begins to map plan for powering next 20 years By Cody Winchester / World-Herald staff writer, June 9, 2014 The Omaha Public Power District is nearing some multimillion-dollar decisions that will alter how it produces power. The […]

  • Learn how to teach about Wellness in Nebraska and OPPD Energy mix on June 14

    Come to an informative training this Saturday, June 14th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Augustana Lutheran Church (3647 Lafayette Ave–2 blocks north of Cuming) Primary Trainer on WIN: Mark Intermill, Executive Director, AARP-Nebraska AARP-Nebraska is a lead organization on this issue and Mark is one of the most informed people in the State.  Half […]

  • OTOC Leaders proposed 4 Energy Goals to OPPD Board

    Fifteen OTOC leaders attended the May 15 OPPD Board meeting and presented OTOC’s response to 5 proposed “Resource Options” that OPPD staff has developed for the Board to consider. The OPPD Board will be making a decision this summer about what types of fuel OPPD will use to generate electricity for this region.  OTOC leaders […]

  • OTOC Refugee Support Co-Chair Christine Ross recognized for her work

    South Sudanese woman worked to end isolation By Shelby Wade of Mosaic of Lincoln From the moment she steps up to the podium in her traditional royal blue South Sudanese lawo, Christine Ross is all smiles. Then, for a moment, the smile disappears as Ross begins her introductory remarks for Omaha’s International Women’s Day event. […]