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.
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.
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