Jesuit ‘Teach In for Justice’ Hits Capitol Hill

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, D.C., drew about 1,100 participants on Nov. 16. The I.F.T.J. is a nationwide social justice conference sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. In addition to the workshops, keynote addresses and policy discussions, participants were scheduled to rally on Capitol Hill on Nov. 18 before collectively meeting with more than 100 members of Congress. Advocates urged Congress to pass humane comprehensive immigration reform, increase the federal minimum wage and provide full funding to nutrition assistance programs that support American families. “The Teach-In is an event students and lay leaders return to each year to find energy and inspiration to continue working for social justice,” said Natalie Terry, a graduate student at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University and a Teach-In participant since 2006.

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