The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is the largest annual Catholic social justice gathering in the United States. Coordinated by the Ignatian Solidarity Network, the Teach-In brings together Jesuit colleges, high schools, parishes, and other partners to “learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together.”
What We Do
Jesuit apostolates attempt to stand in solidarity with the poor; it is a gospel call and challenge. Boston College is committed to such standards and encourages its family to live according to the principles of the gospel: love God and love our neighbor. The first delegation from BC went to Georgia in 1998 and has attended the SOA Protest and IFTJ ever since.
A great deal of planning goes into the Teach-in. Featured speakers present facts and challenges to the assembly. Workshops are held and the gathering is educated about the various issues of injustice that affect the poor. The Teach-in has addressed the DREAM ACT in Congress, the closing of the SOA/WHINSEC, the rights of workers, union organizers, and so on. Students from the various schools are invited to speak about their passions and dreams to help make the world a better place.
The Teach-in begins on a Saturday afternoon and goes through Sunday evening. There are keynote speakers, break out workshops, and time for reflection and prayer. Mass is celebrated on Sunday. On Monday, the Teach-in moves to Capitol Hill where there is a public witness event followed by participants meeting with members of Congress. Each group prepares meeting times before going to Washington, D.C.
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