The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering of students from Jesuit institutions from all across the country. Each year Ignatian family gathers to respond to the justice issues of our day and honor the lives of the Salvadoran martyrs. The event serves to educate and provide the opportunity for advocacy and action. This year we will connect virtually to discuss justice issues such as anti-racism, im/migration, and other important social justice concerns.
The Teach-In commemorates the anniversary of the 6 Jesuit priests and 2 lay women at the University of Central America who were murdered on November 16, 1989 by U.S.-trained Salvadoran troops.
The Ignatian Family Teach-In is a powerful experience, especially for students, who connect with their faith through education, liturgy, and nonviolent action. The Ignatian Family Teach-In began in 1998 under the guidance of Bob Holstein and the Jesuit Companions. Under the direction of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, the teach-in has grown in each year since its inception, attracting over 1,500 people from nearly all 27 Jesuit Colleges and Universities and many Jesuit High Schools.
The Teach-In now also includes an Advocacy Day (which will now be an advocacy month in March) when students are encouraged to lobby their representatives on legislation that impacts social justice issues of our day.
Student Cost: $250 with scholarships upon request.
IFTJ 2021 will take place in Washington, D.C., November 6-8.
Registration for this year's IFTJ is now closed. Keep the IFTJ in mind for Fall 2022.