Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice

About IFTJ

Inspired by people of faith who witness to the truth of our interdependence, we are called to break down all that separates us from the love of God, from each other, and from flourishing. We are called to become vulnerable in order to break down biases and unfair privileges. We are called to holy boldness in order to name divisive self-interests and uproot the causes of oppression and violence. We are called to uncover and remember, in the words of Pope Francis during the coronavirus pandemic, “our blessed common belonging, of which we cannot be deprived: our belonging as brothers and sisters.”

Inspired by communities of faith who remind us of our power as co-creators with God, we are called to build up our individual and collective capacities for healing and justice. We are called to rise up for the common good. We are called to tap into the energy of the Spirit at work in ourselves and in others so that, in the words of Sr. Ita Ford who was murdered in El Salvador 40 years ago, we may find something that gives us deep meaning and keeps us moving forward together.

Using the power of a virtual space to connect our network, the 2020 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice will serve as a witness to our resilience—continuing our work to collectively seek a more just world even in the midst of a pandemic. 

In these days in particular, we are called to prophetic resilience, described by Sr. Thea Bowman,  whose death 30 years ago we commemorate and whose holiness we seek: “let us sing, let us resolve, let us unite, let us be practical and let us break bread together.”

Click here to purchase access to content from the 2020 Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice, which took place October 19-26, 2020. Access until June 2021.

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Oppose HB 375: Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

A hearing has been scheduled on 2/16 for House Bill 375, legislation that would establish a Family & Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program to be administered under the supervision of the Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division. The Maryland Chamber is very concerned that the implementation of this legislation will result in additional costs and administrative burden to employers, especially small businesses and non-profits, at a time when they can least afford it.

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Lenten Food Waste Fast

Lenten Food Waste Fast

Ignatian Solidarity Network: In 2020, 2,000+ people join us in fasting from food waste. Back by popular demand, we’ve updated the challenge to address our 2021 context. This Lent we’re fasting from food waste.  Are you with us?Sign up for the challenge to receive...

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Steadfast: Lent 2021

Steadfast: Lent 2021

During Lent, in these turbulent times, how can we persevere in our work for justice with a steadfast spirit, rooted in love?

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