Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

November 4 - 6, 2017
Washington, D.C.
Application Due September 20, 2017 - NOON
(Application opens August 28; see link below)

The annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) gathers members of the Ignatian Family in solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate in the context of social justice. Participants from Jesuit schools, parishes, and social ministries are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenges, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked. After two days of learning about justice issues, the 1000+ IFTJ participants will head to Capitol Hill to share stories and facts and to ask for more just policies with their elected officials.

Through a joint effort of Community Service & Action and Campus Ministry, Loyola sends up to 15 students to the IFTJ each year.

In 2017, the IFTJ will be held on November 4-6. This year's advocacy efforts will focus on Immigration Reform and Criminal Justice Reform. For more information on the IFTJ, see the Ignatian Solidarity Network site.

Students must apply to attend the event and must meet program requirements. Applications open the first day of fall classes and are due at NOON on September 20, 2017. Click here to fill out an application form.

Those accepted to attend are responsible for a participation fee of $150, which covers flight, lodging, and registration. On the trip, students are responsible for meals and incidental costs.

Contact serve@luc.edu with questions.