Speakers Set for Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice
The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together 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.
Keynote speakers include:
Rudy Lopez, Executive Director, Interfaith Worker Justice
Maureen O’Connell, PhD, LaSalle University
Helen Prejean, CSJ, Anti-Death Penalty Activist
Francisco Herrera, Musician and Cultural Worker
The 18th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) will take place in the Washington DC area from November 7-9. The IFTJ is an annual nationwide Catholic social justice conference sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network.
The IFTJ is a nationwide social justice conference sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network, a national lay-led, faith-based, social justice organization that works to mobilize Jesuit universities, high schools, parishes, and ministries and the larger church throughout the United States in order to effect positive social change on critical issues facing the world. The IFTJ started in 1997 in conjunction with the School of the Americas Watch movement to close the former U.S. Army School of the Americas. In 2010, the IFTJ moved from Georgia to Washington, D.C., to more directly impact public policy with legislative advocacy.
The Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) is a national social justice network inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led organization working in partnership with Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes, along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners. More information can be found at: www.ignatiansolidarity.net.