Ignatian Family Teach-In to be Held in Washington, D.C.
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The Ignatian Solidarity Network’s annual Teach-In will be held in Washington, D.C., from November 13 to 15, 2010. The gathering, which attracts large numbers from Jesuit institutions, moves from its previous location in Columbus, Georgia to Georgetown University to make the teach-in more mobile, visible and effective.
This year’s theme Prophetic Lives: Caminando Juntos (Walking Together) will continue to honor the lives of the Salvadoran Jesuit martyrs through prayer, keynote presentations and skills-building sessions. For the first time, the teach-in will include a Capitol Hill Day of Advocacy to address immigration reform, climate change/environmental justice and closing the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly called the U.S. Army School of the Americas).
Keynote speakers include Jesuit Father Mark Ravizza, a professor at Santa Clara University’s Casa de la Solidaridad in El Salvador, and Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking and a national leader of the movement to end the death penalty in the United States. [Ignatian Solidarity Network]