Category Archives: IFTJ


Saying “Yes” to Justice

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 [...]




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Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice Information Nights

 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 [...]



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Ignatian Family Advocacy Month: February’s Ignatian Family Advocacy Month (IFAM)

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!



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Senator Mike Johanns Visit Photos

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.


Reprsentative Lee Terry Visit Photos

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.

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State Senator Sue Crawford Visit Photos

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.


Invitation Accepted – IFTJ 2011

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.


Looking Forward While Reflecting On Previous Experiences

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 [...]


Presente! – Reflecting back and looking forward to IFTJ

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 [...]











Laura Burke – IFTJ Speech

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 [...]


Past IFTJ Core Team

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 [...]


Ignatian Solidarity Network June Newsletter

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 [...]