SHC group to attend social justice event in nation’s capital Nov. 12

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 4:15pm

MOBILE, Ala. – Six students and two campus ministry staff members from Spring Hill College will join more than 1,000 students, teachers, parish members and others passionate about faith-inspired social justice who will gather in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12-14, 2011, for the 14th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.  The Ignatian Solidarity Network sponsors the annual event.

The Teach-In is an opportunity for members of Jesuit institutions and partners to gather for learning, prayer, networking and legislative advocacy on Capitol Hill. Started in 1997, in Columbus, Ga., the program takes place in mid-November to remember the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador. The six Jesuit priests and their companions were murdered on Nov. 16, 1989 in El Salvador for their work advocating on behalf of the economically poor of El Salvador. The event moved from Georgia to Washington, D.C,. in 2010, to respond to the growing interest in integrating legislative advocacy into the teach-in experience.

The Ignatian Solidarity Network promotes leadership and advocacy among students, alumni and other emerging leaders from Jesuit schools, parishes and ministries by educating its members on social justice issues by mobilizing a national network to address those issues and by encouraging a lifelong commitment to the “service of faith and the promotion of justice.”

Additional information can be found at: Teach-In attendees represent the 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S., more than 25 Jesuit high schools, Jesuit parishes, Jesuit Volunteer (JVC) communities, and many other Catholic institutions and organizations.