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    This past weekend in Washington, D.C., University of Scranton students joined 2,000 attendees at the 25th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, "Rooted and Renewing". On their agenda: prayer and advocacy for a more just world, and inspiration from internationally-renowned speakers.

    Students Visit Washington, D.C. for Ignatian Family Teach-In

    This past weekend in Washington, D.C., University of Scranton students joined 2,000 attendees at the 25th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, shown.
    October 24, 2022

    By: Gabriella Petti '24, student correspondent

    This past weekend in Washington, D.C., University of Scranton students joined 2,000 attendees at the 25th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, "Rooted and Renewing". On their agenda: prayer and advocacy for a more just world, and inspiration from internationally-renowned speakers.

    Fifteen from the University took part in the educational trip organized by Erin Grell ’22, graduate student in the Center for Service & Social Justice office, Avianna Carilli '22, coordinator of domestic and international service programs for Campus Ministries, and Cathy Seymour, director of retreats and spiritual programs for Campus Ministries. 

    The Center calls the University community to commit to the challenge of solidarity and activism, and works to bring about a world more respectful of human life and dignity through advocacy and justice education. In addition to the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice, the center's annual social justice programs and education include a poverty simulation and a refugee simulation. Learn about our social justice programs and education here

    Event host, the Ignatian Solidarity Network, presented keynote speakers Maka Akan Najin Black Elk,  executive director for Truth and Healing Red Cloud Indian School, climate activist Bill McKibben and author Olga Segura. The organization  describes its guiding force as the "mission to network, educate, and form advocates for social justice animated by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the witness of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador and their companions in 1989." 

     
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    University of Scranton students joined 2,000 attendees at the 25th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice this past weekend in Washington, D.C. First row, from left: Cathy Seymour, Ana Postowski, Cayman Webber, Gabriella Petti, Laura Echausse, Sophia McMullan, Maria Stephen, Erin Grell, and Avianna Carilli. Second row: Brian Castrogiovanni,  Sam Gates, Mia Sandy, Jaime Schurra, Owen Stanczak, Robert Correas-Rivera, Joseph Barry, and Grace Boyle.














       


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