Ignatian Solidarity Network Programs

Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) promotes social justice leadership and advocacy among students, alumni, and other emerging leaders from Jesuit schools.

Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice

IFTJ flyer

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked. Now in its 21st year, the IFTJ has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989.

Apply to be a member of this year’s LMU delegation.

The events of this year emphasize the need to gather as members of a community committed to social justice for continued education and action. From October 19-26, take a stand with us as part of the largest annual Catholic social justice gathering in the United States.

October 19-23: Participants can view the workshops that are of interest to them and sign up to participate in a roundtable discussion with the session facilitator that will take place in the evenings. 

October 24-26: Participants will follow the traditional IFTJ format with 40+ dynamic speakers, breakouts, prayer and liturgy, and advocacy. 

For more information about the IFTJ Schedule, please visit https://ignatiansolidarity.net/iftj/.


Pre-Trip Meeting: Sunday, October 18th @ 5-6pm PDT
Post-Trip Reflection: Sunday, November 1st @ 4-6PM PST

It is our hope that all student participants will be inspired to take action after the Teach-In is over.  A few examples include participating in a "Just Weekend", leading LMU's Advocacy Teach-In, or publishing a reflection about their experience, just to name a few.

Questions? Contact Alyssa Perez at alyssa.perez@lmu.edu, John Paul Ramirez at johnpaul.ramirez@lmu.edu, or Dr. Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu at cecilia.gonzalez-andrieu@lmu.edu.

IFTJ group photo

IFTJ group photo