Applications for the 2013 Ignatian Family Teach-In in became available to students this week and have been a popular topic of discussion.  The Ignatian Family Teach-In is an annual gathering of delegations from Jesuit high schools, universities, and parishes from November in Washington, D.C. that will take place from November 16th to the 18th.  At the Teach-In, we will learn about social justice in workshops and by listening to internationally renowned men and women that actively work for peace and justice.  We will also have an opportunity to lobby for social justice on Capitol Hill!  This year, Comprehensive Immigration Reform will be a major focus of the Teach-In.

Personally, I’m excited to witness the connection between justice and faith in the company of other members of the Ignatian Family.  Catholic social teachings state that Catholics should strive to uphold the dignity all people, consider the needs of the poor and vulnerable, and be brothers and sisters will everyone regardless of our differences.  Putting these teachings into action in Washington will be an experience unlike one I have ever had.

If you are interested in learning more about social justice issues, lobbying on Capitol Hill, or looking to make a connection between faith and justice, pick up an application for The Ignatian Family Teach-In from Sarah Signorino in Campus Ministry!