You may have heard the Ignatian Family Teach-In, which took place last November, commemorated the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuit priests and two laywomen on November 16, 1989 during the El Salvador civil war. As part of the Teach-In, Rev. Ismael Moreno Coto, SJ, spoke at the event; known as “Padre Melo”, he is a human rights activist and director of a radio station in his native Honduras. With the help of a student translator, he addressed the students present at the Teach-In. Hear and read about his remarks on Pax Christi’s blog.
The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, an annual gathering of Jesuit schools, began in Washington, DC over the weekend and continues today with advocacy sessions on Capitol Hill. Foremost in participants’ minds is the 25th anniversary of the death of six Jesuit priests and two lay women, who were killed in El Salvador during their civil war. The Teach-In hopes to educate tomorrow’s leaders on their role in the world and their Catholic call to fight the many forms of injustice.
ACCU just released Update, its Fall 2014 newsletter! You can read it in its entirety here, but be sure to pay special attention to the sections devoted to peace and justice. These highlights include:
- CRS Student Ambassadors encourage and facilitate informed action for justice
- Saint Louis University holds prayer vigils for Ferguson
- Benedictine University president earns a diversity award
- St. Thomas Aquinas College receives a recycling award
- the Ignatian Solidarity Network hosts a U.S. delegation to El Salvador
- Loyola University Chicago welcomes ‘Dreamers’
- ACCU has launched a new blog (but you already know that!)
To subscribe to Update, please email Paula Moore.