The Ignatian Solidarity Network welcomed three new staff members—Grace Adams, serving as Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance coordinator, Clarissa Aljentera, serving as director of Education for Justice, and Jorge Palacios, serving as migration coordinator for youth engagement.

The University of Dayton, long committed to ethical sourcing, has deepened this commitment through partnership with ISN’s Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance—putting the school’s Catholic mission further into action on campus.

The ISN Board of Directors welcomes Mike Barkley, Barry Gilman, Christopher Kellerman S.J., Deborale Richardson-Phillips & Nicky Santos S.J.

On June 15, 2022, 103 parish staff and parishioners from 48 parishes in the Jesuit and broader Catholic network across the U.S. gathered virtually for the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s 2022 Ignatian Parish Justice Summit. 

Sr. Simone Campbell Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Biden has presented Sr. Simone Campbell, former executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Ignatian network partners respond to the Thursday, June 30, 2022, Supreme Court ruling that the Biden administration has the authority to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as Remain in Mexico.

Javier Campos Morales, S.J. and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, S.J. were killed on June 21 inside the church of the community of Cerocahui, Chihuahua. Media reports state that Frs. Morales and Salazar were killed while trying to protect someone who sought refuge inside the church from an armed individual.

On April 27, 2022, the Ignatian Solidarity Network welcomed honorees and guests at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City for Ignite: A Celebration of Justice to honor Marie Dennis and Fr. Bryan Massingale.

O'Donnell Award. James Havey, Amanda Montez

In partnership with the family of Moira Erin O’Donnell, the Ignatian Solidarity Network announces the 2022 recipients of the Moira Erin O’Donnell Emerging Leaders for Justice Award: James Havey (Marquette University ‘11) and Amanda Montez (Loyola Marymount University ‘15).

From February 18-20, 2022 ISN hosted the first Undocu Jesuit Network (UJN) Summit, welcoming 18 undocumented students from Jesuit and other Catholic universities.

Commemorating eighteen years as an organization promoting a faith that does justice, the Ignatian Solidarity Network announces the 2022 Ignite: A Celebration of Justice to be held on April 27, 2022, in New York City. Honorees will include Fr. Bryan Massingale and Marie Dennis.

Root Causes of Migration

The Root Causes Initiative, a coalition of grassroots and faith-based organizations in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and the U.S. has released a comprehensive report on the Biden-Harris administration’s actions and progress addressing the drivers of migration from Central America and humanely manage migration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

In January, more than 120 educators gathered for a conversation focused on the examination of alternative break trips and whiteness in the context of Catholic education, led by Susan Haarman and Dr. Annie Selak.

Six Ignatian Solidarity Network member institutions from across the Jesuit network have been awarded small grants from the Victory Noll Sisters and Catholic Climate Covenant for sustainability and creation care programs and initiatives.

Over 250 students and faculty attended the 2022 Ignatian Family Mass for Life at Saint Aloysius Church just minutes from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Fr. Brian Paulson, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, presided at the Mass.