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ignatian family teach-in 2014

The Ignatian Solidarity Network will host its annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) this month in Washington D.C. Two of our staff members will be attending and we’ll also be co-sponsoring a Q & A session with author James Martin S.J. Read on to learn what this exciting social justice event is about and how you can be a part of it!



For nearly twenty years the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) have gathered together to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate for social justice causes. The event began as a way to protest against the School of the Americas, the training institution ran by the US Army where 19 of the 26 Salvadoran soldiers responsible for the murders of the Jesuits and their housekeepers at the University of Central America in 1989, received their training.

jesuit-qa-with-jim-martin-2The event first took place near Fort Benning, the home of the School of the Americas, in Georgia, where protests and raising awareness of the School’s existence were focal points. In 2010 the event moved to Washington, D.C., where more supporters were able to attend and where legislative advocacy could play a major role throughout the weekend. IFTJ 2014 begins November 15 but it’s not too late to register, watch the livestream online, or check out this year’s speaking lineup.

There is also the opportunity for a Q&A with author James Martin S.J. Co-sponsored by JVC Northwest, JVC, Ignatian Solidarity Network, and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, this Q & A is a wonderful opportunity for JVs, FJVs, and Jesuit school alumni to meet and engage with the Jesuit author. To register for this event, or for more information, click here. (Registration not required for those already attending the Teach-In)

Steph Hass (Portland, OR ’12-13, Staff ’13-14) recruiting at IFTJ 2013

JVC Northwest staff members Moryah Schindler (Portland, OR ’09-10, JVI: Moshi, Tanzania ’10-12) and James Wykowski (Wenatchee, WA ’13-14) will be in attendance and would love to meet other Northwest FJVs, so be sure to look for them if you’d like to hear how this year is going for JVC Northwest!

Questions? Contact JVC Northwest’s Outreach and Events Coordinator Zach at outreach@jvcnorthwest.org.

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