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Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice

“Be part of the largest annual Catholic/Jesuit social justice gathering in the United States!" IFTJ is an opportunity for members of Jesuit schools and organizations to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together in Washington DC. IFTJ is grounded in a rich history of honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989, and has focused on social justice themes such as immigration reform, environmental justice, racial justice, and many others.

This year because of COVID-19, the Teach-In was a virtual event that took place Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25, 2020. The theme was, "Prophetic Resilience: Breaking Down, Building Up". The focus of IFTJ this year was to break down privilege and bias and to build up one another to promote equality and justice for all. The keynote speakers for the conference were Olga Segura, Bishop Mark Seitz, and Mauricio López. There were breakout sessions on dozens of other social justice topics and reflection on how we bring what we learn back to Fordham.

Read about this year’s experience, Fordham Staff, Students find community during Virtual Jesuit Teach-in.

There will be a social justice follow-up program in the spring and we will participate in ISN’s Advocacy month in March. For more information about the Teach-in, please visit the Ignatian Solidarity Network site.

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Fordham's delegation is hosted by a collaborative effort between Campus Ministry and the Center for Community Engaged Learning within the division of Mission Integration and Planning. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Gibney (cgibney@fordham.edu) or Gil Severiano at (severiano@fordham.edu).