Sometimes working for justice for the marginalized can be marginalizing in its own way. Social justice work is filled with “No’s.” “No” from the immigration judges who refuse to grant refuge to the thousands of people fleeing violence, human rights abuses, and persecution in Central America and elsewhere. “No” from the friends and family who [...]
You can watch all of the speeches and presentations from the most recent Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8gmypLzMXIIGRgHDiv7csMICH3RGhdi_
This past weekend, I was blessed to be able to make a 20 hour bus ride to Washington D.C. with 58 other members of the Creighton community to participate in the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ). This was my second experience with the IFTJ and it is an event that has been very impactful [...]
Information Nights: Monday September 15th or Tuesday the 16th 9-10 PM in Skutt 104! Each fall Creighton students (with a few faculty member and Jesuits) travel to gather with thousands of others at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, to remember the 6 Jesuits, their housekeeper, and her daughter who were killed in El Salvador in 1989 [...]
Join over 1,200 Ignatian inspired leaders in Washington D.C. for the 16th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.
Ignatian Solidarity Network This past month, numerous high schools, colleges, and universities, including Creighton, participated in IFAM. IFAM is a way for groups all across the country to participate in advocacy actions in solidarity with one another. To learn more about IFAM and how you can participate next year, click here!
Check out these photos from our visit with State Senator Jeremy Nordquist about early child development programs and economic justice! This visit was part of the Ignatian Family Advocacy Month, in partnership with the Ignatian Family Teach-In.
Check out our pictures from our visit with Senator Mike Johanns about comprehensive immigration reform. This visit was part of the Ignatian Family Advocacy Month, in conjunction with the Ignatian Family Teach-In. For more information about the Ignatian Family Teach-In or the Ignatian Family Advocacy Month, click here.
Check out our pictures from our visit with Representative Lee Terry about environmental justice and renewable resources. This visit was part of the Ignatian Family Advocacy Month, in conjunction with the Ignatian Family Teach-In. For more information about the Ignatian Family Teach-In or the Ignatian Family Advocacy Month, click here.
Check out our pictures from our visit with State Senator Sue Crawford about economic justice and medical care. This visit was part of the Ignatian Family Advocacy Month, in conjunction with the Ignatian Family Teach-In. For more information about the Ignatian Family Teach-In or the Ignatian Family Advocacy Month, click here.
Two Creighton Students, Christine Bolas and Claire Bowens, share their experiences of receiving invitations at the Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice 2011. They both share how they received, and acted upon, invitations to take their service experiences to a deeper level.
By: Hannah O’Keefe Every experience that I have had thus far with Creighton’s CCSJ reinforces one basic idea: when it comes to service and justice, Creighton gets it. This year will mark my third trip to the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Family Teach-In, and I could not be more excited, not only to be going, but [...]
By: Tim Nendick Presente! That’s the key image of IFTJ for me. My first experience on IFTJ, after a frantic 24 hours on a bus (I only got a spot hours prior) to an unfamiliar destination, started with Susan Haarman telling us “shout present with your life!” That is the core of the IFTJ experience [...]
Roselle AgdipaHello there! I’m a Sophomore Social Work major with a Legal Studies minor on the Pre-Law track. I’m from half-way across the country, San Jose, California. This year I will be living in the Cortina community and will happily hike the stairs to the top floor as long as I get to experience the [...]
Jesuit/Salvadoran Martyrs School of the Americas Watch J.U.S.T.I.C.E. (Jesuit University and College Students Concerned with Empowerment) Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J.’s 1982 Commencement Address at Santa Clara University
IFTJ 2010, a set on Flickr. These are the pictures from IFTJ 2010, it was a great time!
Laura Burke, a Creighton alum, was asked to give a talk about her experience in El Salvador at the Ignatian Family Teach-In in 2008. Here is an excerpt of that speech: “There I sat, a total stranger to all who had suffered such a hateful death. I felt a sorrow so deep, it was as though [...]
Students who have attended the IFTJ/SOA Vigil and are interested in the overall leadership and coordination of the Creighton IFTJ/SOA trip, are eligble to be part of the Core Team of six students who organizes, plans, and facilitates the trip. If you are interested, please contact Maria Teresa Gaston. The core team has four main responsibilities, planning [...]
Come join over 1200 Ignatian leaders as we gather for this year’s Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, Nov 12-14, 2011. This year’s theme is: “The Gritty Reality: Feel It, Think It, Engage It, ” taken from Rev. Peter Hans Kolvenbach’s quote. “Students, in the course of their formation, must let the gritty reality of this [...]