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  • ISN Board Chair Fred Kammer, SJ to Receive Harry A. Fagan Roundtable Award | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    Director of Homeboy Ministries and death penalty abolitionist Sr Helen Prejean CSJ An ISN board member since 2013 Fred Kammer SJ J D is a priest an attorney and a member of the Central and Southern Province of the Jesuits He has been director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute JSRI since March 2009 JSRI works to transform the Gulf South through action research analysis education and advocacy on the core issues of poverty race and migration The Institute is a collaboration of Loyola University New Orleans and the Society of Jesus rooted in the faith that does justice Kammer is the editor and regular contributor to JSRI s publication Just South and writes regular columns on Catholic Social Teaching and current issues From 2002 to 2008 Kammer was the Provincial Superior of the Jesuits of the New Orleans Province guiding their post Katrina recovery and service to the devastated region s poor and needy From 1992 to 2001 he was the President CEO of Catholic Charities USA the nation s largest voluntary human service network Kammer has worked in a number of programs for the underprivileged both as a lay volunteer an attorney an advocate and an administrator From 1990 to 1992 he was the Policy Advisor for Health and Welfare Issues Department of Social Development and World Peace U S Catholic Conference Prior to that from 1984 to 1989 he was Executive Director of Catholic Community Services of Baton Rouge Inc Earlier from 1977 to 1983 he was Director of the Senior Citizens Law Project of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society Kammer s first book Doing Faithjustice An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought was published by Paulist Press in 1991 The book is considered by many to be essential reading for those committed to the faith that does justice and is used as a textbook for social justice and morality classes in high schools and colleges He is also the author of Salted with Fire Spirituality for the Faithjustice Journey and most recently Faith Works Wonders An Insider s Guide to Catholic Charities The Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors is the national professional association for those who staff Catholic bishops on matters of justice and peace The Roundtable provides professional support to members through education formation professional relationships and management development Facebook 21 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Twitter 21 Tags Fred Kammer SJ Jesuit http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 01 Screen Shot 2016 01 21 at 12 05 21 PM e1453396585292 png 372 450 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2016 01 21 12 11 19 2016 02 09 11 47 31 ISN Board Chair Fred Kammer SJ to Receive Harry A Fagan Roundtable Award You might also like Jesuits Speak on What is At Stake In DACA DAPA Supreme Court Case Climate Change Jesuit Higher Education Reportback from Loyola Chicago 5 The Home Stretch The Long Road to Sainthood for Archbishop

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  • ISN to Hold National Advocacy Month on Immigration Amid Pope Francis's Mexico Visit | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    of immigrants During IFAM special masses will be held around the country in a display of solidarity with Pope Francis s scheduled mass in the border city of Ciudad Juarez on February 17 ISN will distribute resources for participants to use in planning these services ISN will also invite parishes schools and individuals to participate by scheduling in district visits with members of Congress organizing community dialogues on migration policy building a mock border wall and hosting speakers Additionally ISN will seek 5 000 signatures on a letter to lawmakers urging an end to U S support for Mexican interceptions of Central Americans fleeing violence as well as an end to border militarization and other inhumane immigration enforcement actions In 2015 more than 4 000 people across the country participated in IFAM While last year s event included several advocacy issues next month s effort will focus solely on immigration reform in light of Pope Francis s historic visit to the border During his visit he is expected to issue a strong call to protect the human rights of those who migrate Francis s trip comes amid a heated 2016 presidential race during which rhetoric surrounding immigrants has often been inflammatory and polarized In an election year this is a strategic appeal to our lawmakers to remember the human dignity of those who are forced to migrate many of whom live and work in our midst said ISN executive director Christopher Kerr Throughout the entire month we have a powerful opportunity to act for humane immigration policy while the world is watching what Francis will do and say The Ignatian Solidarity Network is a national lay led faith based social justice organization that works to mobilize Jesuit universities high schools parishes and ministries and the larger church throughout the United States in order to effect positive social change on critical issues facing the world More information can be found at www ignatiansolidarity net Facebook 12 Google 1 Linkedin 9 Twitter 22 Tags border IFAM Mexico Pope Francis http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 01 Mock8 jpg 555 416 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2016 01 11 14 50 52 2016 01 12 11 15 24 ISN to Hold National Advocacy Month on Immigration Amid Pope Francis s Mexico Visit You might also like Papal Encyclical What s in the News for June 17 2015 Pope Francis Delivers Historic Address to U S Congress Who Deserves to Immigrate Pope Francis Prophetic Justice Message to World Meeting of Popular Movements PODCAST Chris Lowney on Pope Francis Why He Leads the Way He Leads Bringing Kindness Back World leaders in Paris at COP21 Pope in Africa Jesuit Conference President Sends Letter to Jesuit Educated Members of Congress in Anticipation of Pope Francis s Visit 1 reply Trackbacks Pingbacks Pope s Travels Include Appearance on US Mexico Border VDARE premier news outlet for patriotic immigration reform says February 9 2016 at

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  • Santa Clara University to Premiere XLIII Requiem Honoring Victims of Violence | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    agents of change in a world besieged by violence and misunderstanding More than any other creative production XLIII has become a passion said Stephen Lee the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University The plight of the missing students and their families has inspired an extraordinary opportunity for our students and our community to come together in the name of justice XLIII refers to 43 male students from Ayotzinapa Guerrero Mexico who were kidnapped in 2014 after traveling to the city of Iguala to stage a protest against perceived government corruption The students are believed to have been murdered by members of a drug cartel The number 43 has subsequently become a symbol of protest against violence and corruption in Mexico and throughout the world While the performance takes inspiration from this tragic event it is intended not only to honor the memory of those 43 students but victims of violence worldwide XLIII was created by Mexico City based composer Andres Solis and choreographer Sandra Milena Gómez XLIII is an inventive exploration of the requiem format mixing traditional elements of organ and voice with electronics and creative movement The co commissioned piece features the original musical composition of Andrés Solis and choreography by Sandra Gómez two Mexico City based artists who are Lucas Artists Fellows at Montalvo Dr Scot Hanna Weir director of choral activities at Santa Clara University will be conducting the SCU Chamber Singers along with Dr James Welch organist Several dancers including SCU alumna Lauren Baines will also be a part of the production For Montalvo Arts Center this program is part of a broader effort to expand our creative collaborations with like minded organizations in the Bay Area and deepen local community engagement by Artist Fellows at our Lucas Artists Residency Program said Montalvo Executive Director Angela McConnell Its timely and moving subject matter reaffirms our belief that the arts should be at the center of innovative thinking about pressing local and global concerns Last week Santa Clara University opened an Ignatian lawn art installation of silhouettes symbolizing each of the missing 43 students The exhibit includes an additional mirrored silhouette that compels viewers to see themselves in the 43 The installation will be on campus for public viewing through January 15 Facebook 11 Google 1 Linkedin 3 Twitter 15 Tags Mexico Montalvo Santa Clara University XLIII http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 01 AndresSolisSandraGomez4002 jpg 310 335 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2016 01 08 10 01 04 2016 01 08 10 11 26 Santa Clara University to Premiere XLIII Requiem Honoring Victims of Violence You might also like A Unique Way to Call for Divestment Fossil Fuels Was every 30 second spot really worth 3 7 million Ignatian Solidarity Network Welcomes New Directors Susan Baber Robert Lassalle Klein Rev Timothy McCabe S J Rev Stephen Privett S J and Kerry Weber ISN Connects Jesuit University

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  • Creighton Student Wins Voices from the Margins Student Social Justice Film Contest | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    for their favorite video Fan voting comprised 15 of the final tally which included voting from a distinguished panel of judges Panelists included WGBH Boston VP John Bredar creator of the FOX hit series Glee Ian Brennan Washington Post columnist E J Dionne Jesuit priest and best selling author James Martin S J Pulitzer winning journalist and human rights advocate Sonia Nazario HBO documentarian Alexandra Pelos i WNBC anchor Shiba Russell NBC congressional correspondent Luke Russert Emmy winning journalist Maria Shriver and Catholic Relief Services CEO Carolyn Woo Second Prize went to Steven Abriani of Loyola University Chicago for Wi nd in the Trees an exploration of the voices of LGBTQ youth and overcoming feelings of depression and suicide Ifeanyi Ezieme of Pepperdine University won Third Prize for Black Tracked an Auto ethnography of Ifeanyi Ezieme which examines Ezieme s experiences as an African American male in an urban school Official selections were My Eyes are Up Here which depicts the story of a young woman named Sophie who seeks to overcome stereotypes surrounding her prosthetic leg by Abigail Armstrong The University of Alabama Hermandad en Ferguson which examines the the struggles and peacemaking efforts of Ferguson s Hispanic community by Mary Dulle Loyola University New Orleans More Alike than Different illuminating the relationship and friendship of a sister with her older sibling who has down syndrome by Haley Labian Loyola University Chicago The films can be viewed here Winners will receive prizes including camera gear from BlackMagic Design Sandi and the other top finishers will premiere their films at a new film festival at the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice IFTJ this weekend A record crowd of 1 600 will attend this year s Teach In which is the largest annual Catholic social justice gathering The Margins 15 finalists illuminate the broad range of justice issues that college students are engaged in today said Christopher Kerr Executive Director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network We are delighted to partner with America to highlight their talents and the voices from the margins they have illuminated through their efforts Facebook 2 Google 1 Linkedin 4 Twitter 7 Tags Creighton University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University New Orleans Pepperdine University The University of Alabama http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2015 11 Screen Shot 2015 11 02 at 5 21 05 PM png 463 416 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2015 11 03 10 08 19 2015 11 19 14 49 47 Creighton Student Wins Voices from the Margins Student Social Justice Film Contest You might also like Jesuit Institutions Across the U S Uniting in Prayer in Support of Pope Francis s Encyclical on Climate Change Ignatian Family shows support for Fast4Families Fasters DACA Pablo s Dream is To Become a Doctor Fr Jon Sobrino Receives Honorary Degree from Loyola University Chicago Georgetown University Announces End to Endowment Investments in Coal Mining Companies Making Big Strides on World Fair

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  • Over 1,200 to Ask Congress to Stand with Pope Francis at 18th Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    and the larger Catholic Church A record crowd of more than 1 600 people is expected at this year s Teach In in the wake of Francis s September visit during which he addressed U S Congress and the UN General Assembly The Advocacy Day on November 9 begins at 9 a m with a rally on the Southwest Lawn of Capitol Hill followed by meetings with Congressional offices beginning at 10 a m View the full schedule of events Teach In attendees represent over 90 Catholic institutions in 25 states Canada El Salvador and Mexico They come from 27 Jesuit universities over 30 Catholic high schools parishes and other Catholic universities On the 2014 Teach In day of advocacy students from St Louis University High School met with Missouri Rep Lacy Clay Teach In speakers will include Sister Helen Prejean C S J anti death penalty activist and NY Times bestselling author of Dead Man Walking Maureen O Connell Ph D associate professor of Christian ethics at LaSalle University Rudy Lopez executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice Sister Simone Campbell S S S executive director of NETWORK James Martin S J bestselling author and editor at large at America Magazine Justice Janine Geske director of Marquette University Law School s Restorative Justice Initiative Hector Verdugo associate executive director of Homeboy Industries The record crowd at IFTJ 2015 represents the impact of Pope Francis s message of compassion mercy and solidarity said Christopher Kerr executive director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network The 1 200 who will visit Congress will share this message in relation to key issues facing our country and world today The Ignatian Solidarity Network is a national lay led faith based social justice organization that works to mobilize Jesuit universities high schools parishes and ministries and the larger church throughout the United States in order to effect positive social change on critical issues facing the world More information can be found at www ignatiansolidarity net Facebook 214 Google 1 Linkedin 8 Twitter 223 Tags Helen Prejean CSJ IFTJ15 Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice James Martin SJ Pope Francis Simone Campbell SSS http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2015 10 15643922089 9b5dcabd8d z jpg 450 600 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2015 10 29 13 05 06 2015 11 19 14 50 51 Over 1 200 to Ask Congress to Stand with Pope Francis at 18th Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice You might also like What Real Unity Looks Like Pope Francis Foot Washing Pope Francis Announces Day of World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Pope Francis Super Bowl Commercials Some Things We Wished We Would See Lent Breaking the Bonds of a Throwaway Culture Lent The Pope Francis Effect Part 2 Encyclical on Climate Change We Need More Than a Superhero Pope Pope Francis Prophetic Justice Message to World Meeting of Popular Movements 1 reply Trackbacks Pingbacks Creighton Student Wins

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  • Santa Clara University to Host Conference on Silicon Valley and Laudato Si' | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    of Pope Francis In June Pope Francis released the encyclical called Laudato Si Praise Be on the environment and the global challenge of climate change The 184 page document is unprecedented in the long history of Catholicism and offers a rich opportunity to bring together experts from science economics business politics religion and more around one of the most pressing issues of our time The conference at Santa Clara University SCU will be headlined by Cardinal Peter Turkson president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace who is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential Vatican authorities on the content of the encyclical This conference will bring together people from faith communities and other important sectors who share concern about the consequences of environmental degradation said Rev Michael Engh S J president of Santa Clara University Santa Clara University is pleased to host the conversation on how we might join our talents and motivation toward creative solutions to this global challenge Jesuit education has as its fundamental purpose to establish a dialogue between faith and culture The conference comes amid a recent pledge by more than 175 Catholic college and university leaders worldwide including nearly 100 U S presidents to implement Pope Francis s message on climate change in curricula and programs The declaration of commitment was coordinated by the Ignatian Solidarity Network 96 leaders in U S Catholic higher education joined nearly 80 Catholic university presidents from 32 other nations in signing a statement of support and a public commitment to study promote and act on the ideals and vision of integral ecology laid out by Pope Francis Facebook 10 Google 1 Linkedin 9 Twitter 20 Tags Environmental Justice Laudato Si Santa Clara University http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2015 10 Screen Shot 2015 10 19 at 1 50 31 PM png 325 373 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2015 10 19 11 34 44 2015 10 21 12 58 47 Santa Clara University to Host Conference on Silicon Valley and Laudato Si You might also like Holy Thursday In Flight Day 4 This Land Is Still Home to Me Jesuit University Student Leaders Converge at ISN s University Leaders Summit Day 1 A Journey to Right Relationships Day 38 For the Beauty of the Glaciers Jesuit Refugee Service USA Jesuit Law Schools Identify Legal Challenges Facing Central American Migrants Day 20 Water Pollution Requires Prophetic Solutions Jesuit Institutions Make Fall Call for Humane Comprehensive Immigration Reform 3 replies elxipetotec says October 21 2015 at 2 38 am Date Reply Christopher Kerr says October 21 2015 at 12 58 pm November 3 4 2015 Reply Dr Cajetan Coelho says October 21 2015 at 8 28 am Well being of the Planet needs to be made part of our educational formation right from day one In schools colleges universities and work places human beings need to be sensitized about our basic duties towards Mother Earth

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  • Finalists Announced for Voices from the Margins Student Social Justice Film Contest
    to vote for their favorite video until October 12th Fan voting will comprise 15 of the finally tally which includes voting by a judges panel Panelists include WGBH Boston VP John Bredar creator of the FOX hit series Glee Ian Brennan Washington Post columnist E J Dionne Jesuit priest and best selling author James Martin S J Pulitzer winning journalist and human rights advocate Sonia Nazario HBO documentarian Alexandra Pelos i WNBC anchor Shiba Russell NBC congressional correspondent Luke Russert Emmy winning journalist Maria Shriver and Catholic Relief Services CEO Carolyn Woo The finalists are My Eyes are Up Here depicts the story of a young woman named Sophie who seeks to overcome stereotypes surrounding her prosthetic leg by Abigail Armstrong The University of Alabama Stones tells the story of the last man to be executed in the state of Nebraska and his prayer that he be the last one by Nico Sandi Creighton University Black Tracked an Auto ethnography of Ifeanyi Ezieme explores Ieanyi s experiences as an African American male in an urban school in America being tracked by Ifeanyi Ezieme Pepperdine University Hermandad en Ferguson examines the the struggles and peacemaking efforts of Ferguson s Hispanic community by Mary Dulle Loyola University New Orleans The Wind in the Trees explores the experiences LGBTQ youth and overcoming feelings of depression and suicide by Steven Abriani Loyola University Chicago More Alike than Different illuminates the relationship and friendship of a sister with her older sibling who has down syndrome by Haley Labian Loyola University Chicago The films can be viewed and votes cast here Winners receive prizes including camera gear from BlackMagic Design and the top finishers will premiere their films at a new film festival at the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice IFTJ this November The IFTJ is the largest annual Catholic social justice conference in the nation attracting 1 500 plus attendees The Margins 15 finalists illuminate the broad range of justice issues that college students are engaged in today said Christopher Kerr Executive Director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network We are delighted to partner with America to highlight their talents and the voices from the margins they have illuminated through their efforts Facebook 47 Google 1 Linkedin 5 Twitter 53 Tags Creighton University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University New Orleans Pepperdine University The University of Alabama http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2015 10 Screen Shot 2015 10 11 at 10 50 40 AM png 713 506 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2015 10 11 10 55 21 2015 10 11 11 19 04 Finalists Announced for Voices from the Margins Student Social Justice Film Contest You might also like Loyola University Chicago Student Government Supports Undocumented Students Is it bad to be an immigrant One Day Poverty Privilege Solidarity DACA House Members Have Made a Selfish Decision That Harms Everyone Be Free to Love and Be Loved Climate Change Jesuit Higher Education

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    Salvador The Boston Pilot Seattle Prep Students Join Teach In for Social Justice Northwest Catholic BC High Students Advocate for Rights of Unaccompanied Immigration Children The Boston Pilot Worried About the Church Come to the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice America Teach in about passion for social justice U S foreign policy concerns The Catholic Sentinel Boston College marks 25th anniversary of Jesuits murder in El Salvador The Boston Pilot Jesuit students tackle social justice issues in Washington D C Portland Tribune 25 Years After Massacre Jesuit Institutions Working to Commemorate Emulate Martyrs Lives Catholic San Francisco Dozens Converge for Conference at Wheeling Jesuit University Times Leader In El Salvador Americans see firsthand legacy of murdered Jesuits National Catholic Reporter What do you want of me Lord National Catholic Reporter Jesuit school graduates urge fellow alumni in US government to act on immigration reform Independent Catholic News 2013 James Martin SJ Presente America Jesuit Teach In for Justice Hits Capitol Hill America Students Advocate For Immigration Reform The Heights Illuminating Hope in Solidarity America House of Reps Urged to Pass Immigration Reform Bill The Tidings Catholic Colleges Moderate Republicans Push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Latinos Post October events in states and Washington to push for immigration reform Catholic Free Press Jesuit Coalition Backs Immigration Reform The Hoya University Mass includes prayers for immigration reform The Scranton Times Tribune USD Students Join Bloc for Immigration Reform The San Diego Union Tribune Catholics Universities Colleges Announce National Advocacy Campaign for Common Sense Immigration Reform The Paramus Post Catholics Mobilize for Immigration Reform The White House Blogs Religious Group Faces Uphill Battle in House on Immigration Reform Religion News Service After Two Decades Nun s Crusade Continues New England Cable News Evolving views on death penalty excite Sister Helen Clarion Herald Sister Helen Prejean s passion to end the death penalty is a challenge to others The Time Picayune Sister Helen Keeps Up the Death Penalty Fight Colombia Daily Tribune Undocumented Students and Jesuit Education Providence Journal Faith community to Congress It doesn t take a miracle to make a moral budget Presbyterian Church USA Jesuits Advocate for Human Dignity The Maroon The Catholic response to illegal immigration Catholic Star Herald Wheeling Jesuit University Attends The Ignatian Family Teach In For Justice USA Education News 2012 Ignatian Solidarity Network based in University Heights honored as Top Rated Nonprofit Cleveland com Student delegates learn from and with other Jesuit students at national conference Loyola University Maryland A Teach In for Today The Barnstable Patriot Tutoring Program Recognized Nationally Los Angeles Loyolan Massacre Felt 23 Years Later The Hoya Teach In to Explore Faith Based Topics The Hoya Braintree Youths to Attend National Social Justice Conference Patch USF Students Learn from Gritty Reality featuring ULS Alum Teresa Cariño USF Magazine Rev Don MacMillan of Boston College receives Holstein Award Boston College Office of News and Public Affairs Abington Native Joins Social Justice Student Leaders at Ignatian Solidarity Network Leadership Summit readMedia Inc St Louis

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