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Pedro Arrupe: An Exemplar We Can Relate To

Pedro Arrupe is the Jesuit that I know most about, thanks to Dr. Bergman, social justice exemplar himself. Arrupe’s relationship with God, and his relationship with people, is something that everyone can aspire to. Oftentimes social justice exemplars serve as these sort of out-of-this-world moral standards that are so obviously unachievable by the average person, [...]


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 [...]


Letter from California Jesuit Provincial John McGarry

McGarry’s letter is in regards to the implementation of AZ 1070. “In 2006 representatives from around the California Province of the Society of Jesus engaged in a process of communal discernment that identified solidarity with migrants as our top priority for province social ministries, a priority that has also been affirmed by both the 35th [...]

Jesuit Provincials release letter calling on Congress for Immigration Reform

“Dear Members of the Congress of the United States: We, the Provincials of the Society of Jesus in the United States, write to ask that you take immediate action to effect comprehensive immigration reform. Our Roman Catholic religious order sponsors a broad array of works in education, pastoral ministry and social service. Through our ministries, [...]

Dear friends of immigrants in Wisconsin province

You may have heard that President Obama attended the Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast this morning (June 19) and invoked scriptural guidance of “love thy neighbor” to push the need for comprehensive immigration reform. This would seem to signal that national and legislative attention will begin turning again toward immigration policy. Thank you for your [...]