The Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) is a national social justice education and advocacy network inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led 501(c)3 organization working in partnership with Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes, along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners.


The Ignatian Solidarity Network promotes leadership and advocacy among students, alumni, and other emerging leaders from Jesuit schools, parishes, and ministries by educating its members on social justice issues; by mobilizing a national network to address those issues; and by encouraging a life-long commitment to the “service of faith and the promotion of justice.”


Grounded in the spiritual vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola and committed to “the gospel of Jesus Christ in which faith and justice are undivided” (Pedro Arrupe, S.J.), the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) unites Jesuit institutions and the broader Ignatian family for a transformative experience of solidarity.

Inspired by the witness of the Salvadoran martyrs, ISN is committed to serving the next generation of leaders who will shape the church’s work for faith-justice.  ISN strives to create a community of empowered individuals and institutions rooted in Christian faith, committed to Gospel justice, and united in a common purpose.


NEW ISN LogoOften referred to as “The Tent,” the ISN logo expresses the importance of solidarity and unity among the Ignatian family and its affiliates. Further, it symbolizes the ever-welcoming “home” to all who continue to dialogue and to seek positive change as an extension of one’s deeper desire to more fully live a “faith that does justice.”

The idea of the tent originated from Bob Holstein, a compassionate and devoted Companion to both the Society of Jesus and its lay collaborators. His contagious desire to create a more just world was evident in both his faith and his actions.

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