Nicaragua, Nicaragüita

Dany Díaz Mejía, a native of rural Honduras and a John Carroll University alum writes: It is time for Honduras to do something for Nicaraguan democracy, and not for those who corrupt it.
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On DACA Federal Court Decision, ISN Continues to Call for Congressional Action

It is with renewed interest that we continue to call on Congress to pass legislation that will guarantee a path to legal status, and ultimately citizenship, for DACA recipients, as well as for the nearly 11 million undocumented people who have come to call this country their home.
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Mission as a Common Thread: Oak Flat Prayer Run and Brophy College Prep

Brophy College Prep's Native American club shares the story of their prayer run for Oak Flat—a sacred Native American site threatened with destruction by copper mining. The team, though diverse in background, shared a common thread—they were inspired by the Jesuit mission of their school to act as men and women for others in pursuit of a more just vision of our Common Home.
Migrant Dignity over Political Games
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Migrant Dignity over Political Games

It is time for public leaders to end the use of migrants as human pawns in political games—and to uphold their inherent human dignity.
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A Mysticism of Open Eyes in the Work of Immigration Justice

ISN's new migration coordinator for youth engagement, Jorge Palacios, Jr., reflects on the work of migration justice in context of the Ignatian tradition.

In Response to the School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

We are heartbroken, fearful, angry, and weary as we grapple with the continued epidemic of gun violence in the U.S.
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A Voice from the Border: Zaida

Zaida spoke at the Kino Border Initiative on April 12, 2022, about the challenges of remaining at the U.S.-Mexico border awaiting an opportunity to request asylum in light of Title 42—the policy being used during the pandemic to deny migrants the right to seek asylum.

Cannonballs Strike Whether We Realize It Or Not

In honor of the 501st anniversary of the cannonball strike that changed the trajectory of St. Ignatius’ life, we’re sharing an excerpt from Eric Clayton’s new book, Cannonball Moments: Telling Your Story, Deepening Your Faith—reflecting on one of his own "cannonball moments."
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In Response to the Shooting in Buffalo

In response to the shooting in Buffalo, New York on May 14, 2022, we offer resources on racism, gun violence, and Catholic teaching.
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Buffalo: A Prayer for Victims of Racism and Gun Violence

God, wrap your healing love around these individuals and their families and communities, and inspire each of us to act with prophetic love so that racism and violence have no place to grow in this world. 

Restorative Justice Explored in New Podcast from Catholic Mobilizing Network

ISN recently spoke with Catholic Mobilizing Network about Encounters with Dignity, a new podcast focused on the work of restorative justice. 

Fighting the Disease of Despair

The Ignatian Spirituality Project offers spiritual companionship to people facing homelessness and substance addiction. Learn more about the program and meet some of the incredible people involved.
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Video: Reflections on the Beatification of Fr. Rutilio Grande, S.J.

Francisco Mena, executive director of CRISPAZ in El Salvador, shares reflections on Fr. Rutilio Grande's life, his impact on the life of St. Oscar Romero, and his legacy in this video.
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Bringing the Voices of Asylum Seekers From Nogales to Washington, D.C.

A student at Brophy College Preparatory speaks about his experience standing with asylum seekers in Nogales, Mexico, and then being a part of bringing their voices to Washington, D.C., during the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.
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The Jesuit Border Podcast: A Q&A with Fr. Brian Strassburger, S.J.

Fr. Brian Strassburger and Fr. Louie Hotop are two recently ordained Jesuit priests, who, for their first mission, have been sent to Brownsville, TX to work along the U.S.-Mexico border. They recently launched a podcast highlighting realities faced by migrants at the border, and the Catholic response.

A User’s Guide to Catholic Social Teaching: Author Q&A

ISN recently spoke with Fr. William O'Neill, S.J., author of a new book, Catholic Social Teaching: A User's Guide, which began as an introduction to the Catholic Church’s social teaching for the Jesuit Refugee Service.

Boosting God’s Signal

In the chaos of the world—in our own small roles—we can manifest peace to others in our everyday lives. We can be available. When we hear the cry, we can be the ones who respond.
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Author Q&A: The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice

ISN spoke with Patrick Saint-Jean, S.J., author of The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Mediations with Ignatius of Loyola.
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Biodiversity As a Sacred Gift from God

Threats to biodiversity and our current climate emergency go hand in hand—we are called to take action, remembering that creation—animals, plants, ecosystems, and all natural things—is a sacred gift from God.
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Cannonball Examen: The Cry of the Earth as a Cannonball Moment

For us, living with the effects of climate change now, in this very moment, we find ourselves faced with our own global cannonball moment—a moment of agony and opportunity.
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Finding Our Maña—Passing a Pathway to Citizenship

Life can be like an old broken vacuum, and you could spend hours trying to fix it. But you can’t give up. You must keep working on it until you find your maña, or trick. We must find our maña in passing a pathway to citizenship.