Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Ignatian Solidarity Network—a lay-led, faith-based national social justice organization with over sixty member institutions across the U.S. — began in a tent on the Chattahoochee’s banks in Columbus, Georgia, near the gates of Fort Benning, home of the School Of Americas (SOA). Each November, outraged over the martyrs’ assassinations, activists would gather at Fort Benning’s gates to demand that the U.S. government close the SOA.
Ignatian Solidarity Network is faithfully witnessing to the Gospel where we need it.
Augie PacettiCampus Minister, St. Ignatius High School
A few years ago, as an interested observer, I attended for the first time the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.
There were over 1,200 passionate young people from Jesuit high schools and colleges. I thought, “If this is our future, I want to be part of it!”
Charlotte MahoneyHoly Trinity Catholic Church, ISN Board Member
You are part of a community and a family with shared goals and common purpose: to uproot injustice, to sow truth, and to witness transformation.
Emma ColeyStudent, Walsh Jesuit High School ’15
There is an energy I feel from the Ignatian Solidarity Network that impels me forward in my own work at Xavier University.
Greg CarpinelloDirector, Dorothy Day Center for Justice, Xavier University
Thinking about it now adds ignition to the fire that was set in my heart at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. After Communion, surrounded by over 1,000 of my peers singing collectively, I couldn’t help but close my eyes.
Melinda EarnestStudent, Wheeling Jesuit University
Ignatian Solidarity Network
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
The Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) is a national social justice 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.