Teach-In for Justice 2017

In November 2017, 38 Canadian students and educators participated in the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) in Washington, DC. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Teach-In, a social justice event that brings together over 2000 people from across Canada, the United States, Mexico and El Salvador.

Canadian students and teachers from St Bonaventure's College outside the US Capitol. (Photo: Uju Umenyi/CJI)

Canadian students and teachers from St Bonaventure’s College outside the US Capitol. (Photo: Uju Umenyi/CJI)

The Canadian delegation was comprised of students and educators from St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg, Loyola High School in Montreal, St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, and Campion College in Regina.

CJI staff led the delegation in a reflection on care for our common home, and how we can work and act for justice to care for each other and our earth.

IFTJ speakers and breakout sessions further reinforced the call for action, in keeping with the theme of “Rowing into the deep: Magis meets justice.” Delegates heard from Fr. Tim Kesicki SJ, President of the Canada- U.S. Jesuit Conference, and also attended sessions led by Fr. James Martin SJ, Friends of Fe y Alegria, and the Jesuit Office of Ecology.

For more information about joining the Canadian delegation next year, please subscribe to receive updates or email us at cji@jesuits.ca.

Canadian students with the St Bonaventure's College flag near Union Station on Advocacy Day. (Photo: Uju Umenyi/CJI)

Canadian students and teachers with a St Bonaventure’s College banner near Union Station on Advocacy Day.
(Photo: Uju Umenyi/CJI)

A selfie of Campion College students at IFTJ.

A selfie of Campion College students at IFTJ.

Participants in a Fe y Alegria breakout session at IFTJ. (Photo: Uju Umenyi/CJI)

Participants in a Fe y Alegria breakout session at IFTJ. (Photo: Uju Umenyi/CJI)

Banner photo by Doris Yu: Campion College students with CJI Youth and Outreach Coordinator Uju Umenyi (centre) at the Public Witness near Union Station on IFTJ’s Advocacy Day.