Boundless and Beloved: 2023 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

From October 28-30, 2023 in Washington, D.C., more than 1,900 individuals gathered for the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s 26th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ).

Laudate Deum is an apostolic exhortation written by Pope Francis eight years after his groundbreaking encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home. 

Faith Communities Mobilize Across the Country on World Day Against the Death Penalty 2023

Faith communities across the United States are joining hands to observe the annual World Day Against the Death Penalty on October 10.

Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance Hosts Immersion at Ethical Textile Production Cooperative

In August 2023, the Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance (CEPA) gathered institutional leaders from Catholic high schools and universities and secular workers rights organizations in Morganton, North Carolina at The Industrial Commons for a two-day immersion.

On Saturday, October 28, 2023, Monique Trusclair Maddox, CEO of the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation and Chair of the foundation’s Board of Directors, will present the opening keynote address at the 2023 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Trusclair Maddox is a descendant of individuals enslaved by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and sold in 1838 to save Georgetown University from financial ruin.

The Summit featured networking and learning about the Ignatian call to work for justice; and committing to taking coordinated action returning to campus.

Brophy College Preparatory Students Use Gratitude-Based Learning to Lead Sustainability Initiatives

Students at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona have made huge strides toward sustainability in the areas of emissions, waste, water, and advocacy using Gratitude-Based Learning (GBL).

Jesuit Network Responds to Suppression of the UCA in Nicaragua

Jesuit organizations respond to the suppression of the UCA in Nicaragua, which was confiscated by the government on August 16.

Salvadoran Archbishop Announces the Canonization Process of a “Large Group of Martyrs” from the Salvadoran Civil War

On Sunday, August 6, the Most Reverend José Luis Escobar Alas, Archbishop of San Salvador, announced that Salvadoran bishops have begun the canonization process for a “large group of martyrs” of the internal armed conflict that took place from 1980 to 1992.

Youth Lead Advocacy Summits Across the West Coast on Housing, Ecology, Migration, and Restorative Justice

Jesuits West Collaborative Organizing for Racial Equity (Jesuits West CORE) sponsored two student-led advocacy events in March and April. California held its second Ignatian Advocacy Summit in Sacramento, while the Northwest hosted its first Ignatian Advocacy Summit in Spokane, WA.

Students from Jesuit Universities Organize for Migration and Ecological Justice at Ignatian Justice Summit

From July 18-21, 2023, 24 students from 10 Jesuit colleges and universities gathered for the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Ignatian Justice Summit, held this year at John Carroll University in University Heights, OH.

Seattle University Becomes the First Catholic, Jesuit University to Fully Divest from Fossil Fuels

As of June 30, 2023, Seattle University has withdrawn all investments in fossil fuel companies from its endowment portfolio, becoming the first university in Washington state and the first Catholic, Jesuit university in the country to fulfill their commitment to divest from fossil fuels.

Refugee Perspectives Uplifted in JRS MENA’s “Dear Neighbor” Documentary Series

“Dear Neighbor” is a documentary series from Jesuit Refugee Service Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that interviews six refugees, demonstrating their creativity, strength, and determination.

Accompaniment and Unity: Immersion Coordinators Gather for Summit on Ethical Immersive Learning

From June 6-8, 2023 in New York City, 21 immersion coordinators from Jesuit and other Catholic colleges and universities gathered for the Immersion Coordinators Summit.

Parish Ministers Build Community and Skills at 2023 Ignatian Parish Justice Summit

On May 3, 2023, over 100 parish ministers and volunteers from the Jesuit and broader Catholic network gathered online for the 2023 Ignatian Parish Justice Summit.