BY ISN STAFF | December 7, 2023
In the wake of the 2023 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, let’s look back on some of the best moments from the mainstage.
The Teach-In is a place for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to be empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked. Now in its 26th year, the Teach-In has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989.
This year’s theme was Boundless & Beloved. We are boundless: unified in difference. We are beloved: working for justice witnesses to that love. God imbues us with immeasurable creativity and collaboration as we approach this work. We cannot set bounds or limits on God’s love–therefore, the promised vision of God’s justice is beyond what we can possibly imagine. Our striving for our collective liberation will never be complete, and that in and of itself empowers us to pursue that work.
Featured mainstage speakers (in order of appearance):
Michael Libunao-Macalintal: Liturgical minister, Marquand Chapel – Yale Divinity School
Monique Trusclair-Maddox: CEO, Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation
Ellie Hidalgo: Co-Director, Discerning Deacons
Sr. Norma Pimentel: Executive Director, Catholic Charities – Rio Grande Valley
AJ Rowe joined the Ignatian Solidarity Network staff in 2021 as digital communications coordinator. They grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and received a Jesuit education through both high school and college, graduating from John Carroll University in 2021.