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  • Awareness & Advocacy: Planning a High School Social Justice Week | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    efforts to educate campus communities about particular social justice issues is a growing trend in Catholic secondary education The following is a resource that highlights the ways that Jesuit high schools have used to this strategy to form students commitment to doing justice Scroll below for tips on organizing a social justice week from the St Peter s Preparatory community who recently hosted their 17th annual Arrupe Lecture Series Scroll to the bottom for links to Jesuit schools social justice week pages Sculpture created for the St Peter s Prep s social justice week focused on workers rights Planning Preparation Choosing a Committee Plan early put together a committee before the end of the preceding school year Think broadly choose committee members who represent diverse student interest groups Foster long term learning invite teachers and faculty into planning to initiate later classroom involvement Choosing Theme Speakers Think local consider themes which directly impact your local community Go beyond consider local themes from a global perspective Ask what topics will encourage student interest student dialogue Approaching controversy do not be afraid to be counter cultural Use your resources utilize student and faculty speakers to share personal witnesses Engaging the Community Students Start small begin connecting with student campus ministry group word spreads Foster learning provide resources for students to engage with related materials during weeks prior to event Give choices plan elective breakout sessions smaller groups of students led by various guest speakers Extend involvement plan field trips or other after school activities to give opportunities for first hand experience Gather opinions consider conducting a pre event survey to gauge levels of prior knowledge of topic Faculty Make accessible connect with school librarian and other media sources to provide educational materials by department Advance interest provide curriculum resources early allowing teachers to incorporate theme into the classroom experience Encourage creativity focus on involving art and music departments to encourage students to go beyond only academic reflection Give incentive involve teachers in providing classroom encouragement for student attendance and involvement Parents Communicate utilize email and newsletters to outline theme and events provide parents with online videos and other resources Handling controversy invite parents into dialogue on themes speaking from the lens of Catholic Social Teaching Encourage involvement consider hosting a parent theme night to give a look into weekly student events Keeping the Fire Alive Reflection Journal it provide a reflection sheet with questions for students to take notes on throughout the week Create a discussion space on the day of keynote address provide time for each homeroom to meet and discuss stories heard Gather feedback gauge from teachers student reactions and quality of discussion Reflect together 2 3 weeks after event meet as a committee to discuss what went well and areas of improvement Be patient recognize growth takes time What Now Stay educated maintain a resource page of speaker bios videos and a further reading list Call to action post a list of potential theme related service opportunities and advocacy

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  • Toolkit for Advocating for the Rights of Unaccompanied Children
    children a growing share of whom are girls and under the age of 12 are fleeing pervasive and targeted violence in their home countries of Honduras El Salvador and Guatemala The Toolkit for Advocating for the Rights of Unaccompanied Children and Families Fleeing Central America was developed to enable individuals at universities high schools parishes and other ministries to engage their faith congregation or campus government representatives and local community members in the issue from a faith based perspective grounded in human dignity The toolkit is titled The Kingdom of Heaven Belongs to Such As These in light of a biblical passage cited by former Jesuit Conference president Fr Thomas Smolich S J in his appeal to U S House Speaker John Boehner and other Jesuit school alumni serving in Congress encouraging them to uphold the dignity of the human person and the sacredness of human life in policy decisions regarding the disposition of children fleeing horrific violence in Central America In the letter Fr Smolich said I ask you as a leader a parent and a Catholic to uphold an American tradition of which we are all proud We must welcome the refugee the victim of trafficking the child who has been abused or abandoned Let us follow in the footsteps of Jesus when he said Let the children come to me and do not prevent them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these Matthew 19 14 OVERVIEW Central American Migration Crisis Policy Proposals WAYS OF RESPONDING How Can You Help Unaccompanied Children How Can I Advocate Meeting With Your Legislators This Fall Making Your Voice Heard At Candidate Events Introducing Local Resolutions of Welcome In Your Community Writing An Op Ed Letter to Your Local Newspaper Sample Letter To Congress ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Why are people

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  • IFTJ 2014: Honoring the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador
    Ignatian Family Advocacy Month Advocacy Education Current Campaigns Lent 2016 IFAM Ignatian Family Advocacy Month Pope2Border Pope Francis on US Mexico Border Alta Gracia Living Wage T Shirts La Voz del Pueblo Documentary Laudato si Papal Encyclical on Ecology ISN Priority Issues Immigration U S Policy Toward Central America Environmental Justice Criminal and Juvenile Justice Additional Resource Topics Racial Justice Fair Trade Human Trafficking Capital Punishment Socially Responsible Investing War and Peace Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador Jesuit Martyrs of the 21st Century Pope Francis Jesuit Social Justice Blessed Oscar Romero Churchwomen of El Salvador Faith and Justice Quotes Additional Organizing and Education Resources DONATE Search Honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador You are here Home Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice Honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador The Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador Honoring Their Witness This year s theme Uprooting Injustice Sowing Truth Witnessing Transformation stems from a quote from Ignacio Ellacuria S J Jesuit martyrs and former president of the University of Central America in San Salvador The Prayer for the Jesuit Martyrs is an annual tradition of the Teach In where participants are invited to remember and honor Jesuits who have lost their lives while working for peace and justice Keynote addresses from Michael Lee PhD Ismael Moreno Corto S J and Marie Dennis will touch upon the witness of the Jesuit martyrs and how they have inspired continued work for peace and justice The opening prayer and breaking open the theme will focus on El Salvador and the work and inspiration of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador The closing Mass will be celebrated by Kevin Burke S J author of Love That Produces Hope The Thought of Ignacio Ellacuria Learn More About the Jesuit

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  • In response to the horrific act of violence in Newtown, Connecticut
    we have forgotten that we belong to each other Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta In response to the horrific act of violence in Newtown Connecticut yesterday 12 14 12 we offer a few resources NOTE This list is by no way exhaustive on gun violence and Catholic teaching on this issue which can be found below Sadly this resource was originally developed earlier this year after the tragic shootings at the movie theater in Aurora Colorado As a network of individuals and institutions committed to justice and peace we join the entire country in praying for the victims their families and those responsible During this Advent season we especially pray for hope that we can collectively work for a more peaceful world U S Conference of Catholic Bishops Statements Regarding Gun Control and Gun Violence http nccbuscc org sdwp national criminal gunsample shtml National Institute of Justice Gun Violence Statistics http www nij gov nij topics crime gun violence welcome htm 1 14 11 Gun control Church firmly quietly opposes firearms for civilians U S Catholic http www uscatholic org news 2011 01 gun control church firmly quietly opposes firearms civilians 1 11 11 Catholic Bishops Favor Gun Control But Who Knows It http ncronline org blogs ncr today catholic bishops favor gun control who knows it 1994 Confronting a Culture of Violence A Catholic Framework for Action Pastoral Statement 9 11 75 Handgun Violence A Threat to Life http nccbuscc org sdwp national criminal handguns shtml Prayer Reflection Resources An Ignatian Prayer for Peace Source Canisius College Campus Ministry http www canisius edu mission peaceprayer asp The mystery of pain the solace of faith A reflection by Fr Jim Martin S J on the tragedy in Newtown http www nydailynews com opinion mystery pain solace faith article 1 1220655 7 20 12 Would Jesus Pack Heat an interview with Fr James Martin S J http usat ly TTM5q7 The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral returning violence with violence only multiplies voilence adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars Dr Martin Luther King Jr Facebook 20 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Twitter 20 Tags Gun Violence Non Violence http s3 amazonaws com media ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2012 07 dove of peace 21 jpg 380 333 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2012 12 15 12 32 02 2013 12 13 14 34 27 In response to the horrific act of violence in Newtown Connecticut You might also like Resources and Prayers in Response to the violent acts in Aurora Colorado Creating a Safe Haven Violent Language Handout Pax Christi How do we teach our children peace in the midst of so much violence How Gun Violence Takes a Toll on Our Cities 0 replies Leave a Reply Want to join the discussion Feel free to contribute Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required

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  • Remembering Hurricane Katrina Seven Years Later
    the Caribbean Hurricane Katrina called our entire country to respond to immediate needs and eventually to reflect on challenging issues of poverty and race in the storm s aftermath The Ignatian family took this call to action very seriously from the moment the hurricane hit the Gulf Coast and their response continues today In the immediate hours after Katrina assaulted the Gulf Region Jesuit institutions across the country began what would be a response that continues today Universities and high schools offered short and long term places of refuge for students and faculty the Jesuits of the New Orleans Province became core partners in the region s rebuilding effort faculty at institutions across the country especially Loyola University New Orleans continue to provide academic analysis on the root causes of injustice that were exposed in light of the hurricane and to this day Jesuit works around the country continue to send groups to the region to serve in partnership with communities in Louisiana and Alabama In addition in 2007 the Ignatian family gathered for a spring Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice to learn more directly about the issues and support struggling communities through service In recognition of the anniversary we offer a few resources for reflection from the Ignatian family The Katrina Pain Index seven years later Bill Quigley Law Professor Loyola New Orleans August 27 2012 Post Katrina New Orleans A Welcoming Community Jesuit Social Research Institute Loyola New Orleans Spring 2011 Solidarity is mutual respect and understanding Carlos Martinez Santa Clara University 2015 Five Years After Katrina Jesuits Continue to Rebuild Jesuit Conference USA August 27 2010 Service Learning in Post Katrina New Orleans the Jesuit Way Kelly Rotzman Director of Service Learning Loyola University New Orleans 2011 Contemplating the Katrina Whirlwind From Apocalypse Now to Solidarity for the Common Good Edward Arroyo SJ Fall 2008 Christian Social Responsibility in a Post Katrina City Edward Arroyo SJ 2008 Facebook 5 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Twitter 5 Tags Domestic Poverty Environmental Justice Jesuit Race http s3 amazonaws com media ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2012 08 katrina 08 28 2005 jpg 1200 1920 Christopher Kerr http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png Christopher Kerr 2012 08 29 09 24 23 2013 12 13 15 14 37 Remembering Hurricane Katrina Seven Years Later You might also like A Call for Divestment Responding to the Faces of Climate Change Remembering World Water Day This Lent El Salvador Our Time Among Them Good Friday It s Good Friday but I Have a Bad Memory Natural and mineral resources A theological reflection Loyola University Chicago Celebrates Laudato Si with Environmental Event Day 20 Water Pollution Requires Prophetic Solutions Jesuit Higher Education Galvanizing Collaboration 1 reply Trackbacks Pingbacks Remembering the Coverage of Hurricane Katrina Campus Shift Blog says September 5 2012 at 11 34 pm Remembering Katrina 7 Years Later Special Feature 7 Socializing Tips for the Introverted Freshman Reply Leave a Reply Want to join the

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  • Just Lent | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    the 21st Century Pope Francis Jesuit Social Justice Blessed Oscar Romero Churchwomen of El Salvador Faith and Justice Quotes Additional Organizing and Education Resources DONATE Search JustLent You are here Home JustLent Just Lent Easter Sunday April 20 2014 by ISN Staff Just Lent April 19th April 19 2014 by ISN Staff Just Lent April 18th April 18 2014 by ISN Staff Just Lent April 17th April 17 2014 by ISN Staff Just Lent April 16th April 16 2014 by ISN Staff Just Lent April 15th April 15 2014 by ISN Staff Just Lent April 14th April 14 2014 by ISN Staff Just Lent April 13th April 13 2014 by ISN Staff Just Lent April 12th April 12 2014 by ISN Staff Just Lent April11th April 11 2014 by ISN Staff Just Lent April 10th April 10 2014 by ISN Staff Just Lent April 9th April 9 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent April 8th April 8 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent April 7th April 7 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent April 6th April 6 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent April 5th April 5 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent April 4th April 4 2014 by Kim Miller JustLent April 3rd April 3 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent April 2nd April 2 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent April 1st April 1 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent March 31st March 31 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent March 30th March 30 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent March 29th March 29 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent March 28th March 28 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent March 27th March 27 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent March 26th March 26 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent March 25th March 25 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent March 24th March 24 2014 by ISN Staff JustLent March 23rd March 23

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  • Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice 2013 Resources | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    content uploads 2013 04 CCCC Logo1 jpg 179 200 Kim Miller http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png Kim Miller 2013 12 04 14 21 29 2013 12 13 13 24 39 Environmental Notes Action Steps Dan Misleh Keynote Catholic Coalition on Climate Change IFTJ 13 Resources Resources Just Employment Policy Model Article http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 08 Kalamonovitz jpg 194 1095 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2013 12 04 14 13 50 2013 12 13 13 32 26 Just Employment Policy Model Article IFTJ 13 Resources Resources Access to Food Handout Prezi Loyola Maryland York Road Initiative http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 12 access to food pic jpg 503 710 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2013 12 04 14 06 52 2013 12 13 13 27 14 Access to Food Handout Prezi Loyola Maryland York Road Initiative IFTJ 13 Resources Resources Discernment Handout Catholic Volunteer Network http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 12 download jpg 225 225 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2013 12 04 13 38 42 2013 12 13 13 27 47 Discernment Handout Catholic Volunteer Network Previous Next IFTJ 13 Videos IFTJ 13 IFTJ Highlights Voices for Justice Stand Up to Injustice IFTJ13 http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 12 Screen Shot 2013 12 03 at 1 54 42 PM png 539 956 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2013 12 03 14 00 43 2016 04 22 09 48 15 Stand Up to Injustice IFTJ13 IFTJ 13 IFTJ Keynotes Sr Peggy O Neill S C Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice 2013 http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 11 IFTJ 13 Peggy ONeill SC jpg 912 1368 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2013 11 25 15 47 13 2016 04 22 09 48 28 Sr Peggy O Neill S C Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice 2013 IFTJ 13 IFTJ Keynotes Fr James Martin S J Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice 2013 http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 11 IFTJ 13 James Martin SJ jpg 864 1296 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2013 11 25 15 45 10 2016 04 22 09 48 40 Fr James Martin S J Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice 2013 IFTJ 13 IFTJ Keynotes Sarita Gupta Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice 2013 http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 11 IFTJ 13 Sarita Gupta jpg 912 1368 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2013 11 25 15 34 10 2016

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  • Links | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    among others the business community government religious groups universities other research centers and the media Joan and Ralph Lane Center The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought at University of San Francisco works to advance the scholarship and application of the Catholic intellectual tradition in the Church and society with an emphasis on social concerns We sponsor academic programs research and public praxis to promote and engage Catholic social thought especially in response to contemporary issues in order to fashion a more just and humane world Appalachian Institute The Appalachian Institute at Wheeling Jesuit University works toward the goal of safer healthier and stronger communities in the central Appalachian region and beyond by initiating and partnering on initiatives that address contemporary challenges and issues Their focus issues are energy choices water quality and public health Center for Faith and Public Life The Center for Faith and Public Life CFPL at Fairfield University is anchored in the rich tradition of Catholic Social Teaching is an internationally recognized forum committed to advancing the Common Good Through multi disciplinary academic research events publications teaching and initiatives the Center provides a forum for engaging issues where religion and public life intersect They address local and international issues and have an emphasis on migration Kalmanovitz Initiative for the Working Poor Georgetown University s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor develops creative ideas and practical solutions for working people that are grounded in a commitment to justice democracy and the common good Jesuit Colleges Universities in the United States Boston College Boston MA Canisius College Buffalo NY College of the Holy Cross Wooster MA Creighton University Omaha NE Fairfield University Fairfield CT Fordham University New York NY Georgetown University Washington D C Gonzaga University Spokane WA Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University Berkeley CA John Carroll University University Heights OH Le Moyne College Syracuse NY Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles CA Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL Loyola University Maryland Baltimore MD Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans LA Marquette University Milwaukee MN Regis University Denver CO Rockhurst University Kansas City MO Santa Clara University Santa Clara CA Scranton University Scranton PA Seattle University Seattle WA Spring Hill College Mobile AL St Joseph s University Philadelphia PA St Louis University St Louis MO St Peter s University Jersey City NJ University of Detroit Mercy Detroit MI University of San Francisco San Francisco CA Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling WV Xavier University Cincinnati OH Jesuit High Schools in the United States Arrupe Jesuit High School Denver CO Belen Jesuit High School Miami FL Bellarmine College Preparatory San Jose CA Bellarmine Preparatory School T acoma WA Boston College High School Boston Massachusetts Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School I ndianapolis Indiana Brophy College Preparatory P hoenix AZ Canisius High School B uffalo NY Cheverus High School Portland ME Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School Chicago IL Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola San Juan Puerto Rico Creighton Preparatory School Omaha NE Cristo Rey

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