November 4 – 6, 2017
Each year we send a group of students to Washington, D.C. for the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice.
It is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to gather in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.
Now in its 18th year, the IFTJ has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989.
Want to know what it’s like? Watch this video for an inside look!
It is our hope students who return from the Teach-In will be able to articulate several core Ignatian values. The big themes that tend to emerge are immigration reform, environmental justice, and human rights in Central America.
We hope that students who return from the Teach-In will be able to:
- understand the main issues surrounding immigration reform, environmental justice, and human rights in Central America
- articulate basic principles of Catholic Social Teaching
- express how his/her faith motivates him/her to work on behalf of a justice-related issue