USA - Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Unites 2,000+ Attendees to Explore Theme of Radical Hope & Prophetic Action

From November 16-18, 2019 in Washington, D.C., more than 2,000 individuals committed to the common good gathered for the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s 22nd annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ). This year’s theme—Radical Hope, Prophetic Action—honored the witness of the Jesuit martyrs and their companions in El Salvador, marking the 30th anniversary of their deaths on November 16, 1989. They were killed for their commitment to the marginalized of El Salvador and speaking out against the injustices perpetrated by the government and military. Joanna Williams, director of education and advocacy for the Jesuit-run Kino Border Initiative, and Jose Aguto, associate director of Catholic Climate Covenant, provided policy briefings on immigration and environmental justice. Other well-known speakers included Sr. Simone Campbell, S.S.S., Fr. James Martin, S.J., a panel from Homeboy Industries, and Alfred “Dewayne” Brown, death row exoneree and subject of an upcoming Netflix documentary. Read more…