One of the highlights of Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice 2014 was the “Social Justice Selfie Station” that included an appearance by a cardboard likeness of Pope Francis.

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.  In 2014, over 1,600 individuals from 25 U.S. States, Canada, El Salvador, and Mexico attended.  More than 1,000 people participated in legislative social justice issue advocacy during the Teach-In.