Social Justice Lenten Series Unites Voices from Jesuit Network & Beyond

BY ISN STAFF | February 25, 2020

During the 2020 Lenten season, the Ignatian Solidarity Network will bring together more than forty contributors from the national Jesuit and broader Catholic network for a Lenten series titled Radical Hope exploring a response to systemic injustice from a Catholic perspective.

Hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network, the blog will feature reflections from February 26 (Ash Wednesday) through April 13 (Easter Monday). Uniting individuals engaged in work for immigration advocacy, racial equality, criminal justice reform, alleviation of poverty, and environmental justice, Radical Hope will offer reflections through the lens of daily readings and Ignatian spirituality.

Contributors to the 2020 series include Jesuit priests, religious sisters, students and alumni of Jesuit institutions, community advocates, grassroots organizers, professors, authors, and social ministry leaders.


Featured writers include:

    • Jose Aguto, associate director, Catholic Climate Covenant
    • Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D., scholar on race and ethnicity in America, Georgetown University
    • Cecilia González-Andrieu, Ph.D., theologian, Loyola Marymount University
    • Fr. James Martin, S.J., author and editor-at-large, America Magazine
    • Kaya Oakes, author and professor, University of California, Berkeley
    • Sr. Norma Pimentel, executive director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
    • Joan Rosenhauer, executive director, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
    • His Eminence, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, archbishop, Archdiocese of Newark
    • Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, executive director, Catholic Mobilizing Network
    • Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, Ph.D., vice provost and chief diversity officer, University of San Francisco


Individuals can subscribe to receive daily reflections via e-mail here. Reflections will also be shared daily via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

1 reply
  1. Dr.Cajetan Coelho
    Dr.Cajetan Coelho says:

    It’s a formidable team of keyboard warriors. They all are blessed with the potential to cause ripples in our way of proceeding. God bless.


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