Act 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. 

NOVEMBER 7-9, 2015  ||  WASHINGTON D.C.

About

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.

Bridges

“The complexity of the problems we face and the richness of the opportunities offered demand that we build bridges between rich and poor, establishing advocacy links of mutual support between those who hold political power and those who find it difficult to voice their interests.” (GC 35 Decree 3, no. 28).

Bridges. They cross water and land, time and distance, cultures and climates. They unite ideas, connect communities, support sojourners, and shelter those seeking refuge. Whether they were crossed 50 years ago for voting rights or 50 minutes ago to visit a friend, whether they unite faith and justice or two banks of a river, whether they are created when someone reaches out to us or when we reach out to others, bridges are an inescapable part of life.

We are asked to reflect on the bridges in our world: the bridges that need crossing, to expand our circles of compassion; the bridges that need repairing, to let hope and light shine forth; the bridges that need imagining, to create new spaces and possibilities; and the bridges the world is calling us to create, in cooperation with others.

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Our justice-loving sponsors help make the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice possible.

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