From Oct. 22 to 24, more than 1,000 individuals, including a delegation from Le Moyne, gathered for the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, D.C.
Initiated in 1997, the teach-in commemorates the lives of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador. The six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her teenage daughter were murdered on Nov. 16, 1989, for speaking out against the country’s tumultuous civil war. Through work with the poor and marginalized, the Catholic Church and its leaders, including the Jesuits and now-Saint Óscar Romero, sought to address the long history of inequality and injustice in the country.
Each year, the teach-in connects Catholic faith and justice, addressing timely issues through two days of dynamic speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. The teach-in culminated with more than 1,000 individuals proceeding to legislative advocacy meetings with members of Congress and their staffs on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to advocate for migration reform and action on environmental justice issues.
Shown above is the Le Moyne delegation: Kevardo Clachar, Jason Downer S.J., Annie Fitzgerald, Hasina Foye, KL Lane, Esmeralda Mancia, Byanca Moore, Quinn Page, Dr. Jonathan Parent, Fiona Rapp, Emma Schmid, Ronald Starsiak, Marie Stewart, Ben Sullivan and David Tejada.