Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice
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.
We'll post details on the fall 2018 Teach-In here when they are available. In 2017, the IFTJ's advocacy efforts focused on Immigration Reform and Criminal Justice Reform. For more information on the IFTJ, see the Ignatian Solidarity Network site.
Through a joint effort of Community Service & Action and Campus Ministry, Loyola sends up to 15 students to the IFTJ each year. Students must apply to attend the event and must meet program requirements. 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.
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