Network, educate, and form advocates for social justice animated by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the witness of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador and their companions.
Rooted in the spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Catholic Social Teaching, we seek change through transformational programs and resources that deepen faith and lead to dismantling systemic injustice; collaborative initiatives that bridge divides and overcome exclusion; and collective action to defend and promote the inherent dignity of all God’s creation—both people and planet.
Our Guiding Values
Faith Doing Justice
- We ground ourselves in Catholic Social Teaching and the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola; encounter and ally with those who are marginalized; commit to solidarity and kinship.
- We connect local, national, and global communities; form lay leaders and co-labor with the Society of Jesus and the Catholic Church.
- We invite people of goodwill, across generations, to be prophetic and effective leaders in personal, social and ecological conversion.
FAITH IN ACTION
ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led 501(c)(3) organization working in partnership with hundreds of Catholic universities, high schools, and parishes across the country, with a special affinity to institutions sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits).
Through in-person and virtual programs and campaigns, ISN provides social justice education grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, and works to mobilize its 90,000+ network members to take action on timely issues related to migration, care for creation, racial justice, and economic justice. The focus of ISN’s work is always with an eye toward forming individuals with a life-long commitment to the “service of faith and the promotion of justice.”
In addition to hosting leadership programs and advocacy efforts throughout the country, ISN organizes the yearly Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, D.C., which draws more than 2,000 people each year to the nation’s largest annual Catholic social justice gathering and advocacy day.