Over the past weekend, a group of Dons attended the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) in Washington DC, sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. This gathering is the largest Catholic social justice conference in the US and brings together members from Jesuit institutions and the larger Church.
In its 22nd year, the IFTJ has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989. Participants listen to keynote speakers and engage in breakout sessions centered on the context of social justice and solidarity. It is a place where our students are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.
To conclude the conference on Monday, our Dons joined more than 1,500 members of the Jesuit and broader Catholic network for the 2019 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Public Witness and Advocacy Day, putting their faith into action as advocates for humane immigration reform and climate action.
Read reflections about the conference from seniors Keivon Anderson, Austin Maultsby, and Michael Nwafor here.