IFTJ 2017

IFTJ 2017 takes place from Friday, Nov. 3 to Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

This includes the Ignatian Family Advocacy Day on Monday, November 6th at Capitol Hill.

This year’s theme is Mercy in Action: In the words of Pope Francis, “To be merciful means to grow in a love which is courageous, generous and real.” Mercy challenges us to put our love into action, to turn our words into works and our slogans into solidarity.  Mercy also challenges us to recognize our own need forgiveness and healing, to shake ourselves free from the numbness of privilege.  It is, in short, the love of God: a love that brings people together across borders and differences, and transforms the way we see the world. At IFTJ 2016 we will practice Mercy in Action through reflection, conversation, prayer, and advocacy. Together, we will seek to answer Pope Francis’ call to all of us in this Holy Year of Mercy: “This is the opportune moment to change our lives!  This is the time to allow our hearts to be touched!  … It is the time to listen to the cry of innocent people who are deprived of their property, their dignity, their feelings, and even their very lives.” Learn more at http://ignatiansolidarity.net/iftj/

Go to the Online IFTJ 2017 Application Now

IFTJ Info Meetings (choose either one): Tuesday, Sept. 5 & Wednesday, Sept. 6 Sept. 5th 9 – 10 pm; Sept. 6th 7 – 8 pm Skutt Rm 105
IFTJ Applications and Payments Accepted: Tuesday, Sept. 19 and Wednesday, Sept. 20 (Due!)

*Scholarship applications due by Monday, Sept. 18 at midnight

8:30 – 4:30 pm SCSJ and Online
IFTJ Retreat: Sunday, Sept. 24 noon to 7 pm Skutt Ballroom and SC 104/105
IFTJ Logistics Meetings (choose either one): Monday, Oct. 23 OR Tuesday, Oct. 24 9 – 10 pm SCSJ Multipurpose Room
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice : Friday, Nov. 3 – Tuesday, Nov 7 Depart at 3 pm on Friday and return by noon Washington, D.C.
IFTJ Reunion Thursday, Nov. 16 8:00 – 9:30 pm SCSJ Multipurpose Room


Limited need-based scholarships are available. You can fill out the Scholarship Application here online, and you can also fill out a leadership conference grant application through the Student Leadership and Involvement Center (SLIC) on the CUinvolved website. Scholarship applications are due Monday, Sept. 18th by midnight. If you have any questions about either form, please contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik at KellyTadeoOrbik@creighton.edu as soon as possible.

Applications will be considered complete when full payment and all required forms have been submitted to the SCSJ. If your application is not accepted, as there is very limited room on the bus, your money will be refunded in full. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The IFTJ Core Team will make decisions and notify you within a week or so after turning in completed applications.