Ignatian Family Teach-In: Putting Mercy in Action

Held by the Ignatian Solidarity Network each November in tribute to the six Jesuit priests and their two lay companions who were murdered on November 16, 1989, for speaking out against El Salvador’s civil war, the Teach-In assembled young adults from Jesuit high schools, universities, parishes and other institutions from Nov. 12-14 in Washington, D.C., and nearby Arlington, Virginia.

The event’s theme, "Mercy in Action," was inspired by Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy, which closes on Nov. 20.

The keynote speakers of the event were Jesuit Father Greg Boyle, best-selling author and founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, a gang intervention and rehabilitation program; Sr. Norma Pimentel, immigration advocate and executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley; and Lisa Sharon Harper, author and chief church engagement officer at social justice nonprofit Sojourners.

Read the full story at jesuits.org