Loyola University Chicago

Community Service & Action

Division of Mission Integration

Ignatian Family Teach-In

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ)
October 28-30, 2023
Washington, DC

Success! Loyola's delegation to the 2023 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice has returned to campus, enthused to continue the work we engaged in Washington, DC. Join us in the spring as we continue to address these important issues on campus!


Check out the CSA Instagram Takeover from the weekend!

Did you miss the livestream? Check out video from the weekend here. In particular, check out the Public Witness, where Mary Rittle and Thomas Crabtree both speak.

Thanks to these Ramblers for joining us!

Xavier Barrios, ‘26
Sarah Booth, ‘26
Thomas Crabtree, ’25
Fiona Farrer, ‘24
Landon Hulser, ‘27
Larkin Lee, ‘26
Libbie McNamee, ‘26
Scotty Monteith, ‘25
Liam More-O’Ferrall, ‘24
Mary Rittle, ’27

And thanks to these offices for taking meetings with our students:

Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)
Senator Ben Cardin (MD)
Senator Mazie Hirono (HI)
Senator J.D. Vance (OH)
Representative John Sarbanes (MD)
Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL)

What is the 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, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked. After learning about justice issues and connecting them to Catholic Social Tradition, IFTJ participants engage in advocacy to affirm justice in policy and practice.

In 2023, the advocacy issues we focused on were:

  • Humane Migration Reform (immigration justice)
  • Care for Creation (environmental justice)

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice takes place in Washington, DC each fall. A delegation from Loyola is selected through an application process. Apply to join us next year!

Contact serve@luc.edu with questions.