Regis peer minister to address crowd of 1,800 at annual gathering

November 04, 2016

WASHINGTON – Jorge Palacios Jr., student and peer minister at Regis University, will address a crowd of more than 1,800 at the 19th Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice from Nov. 12-14 in Washington, D.C. The annual gathering provides opportunities for attendees to learn, reflect, pray, network and advocate in the context of the Catholic faith tradition. A significant portion of attendees are young people, ages 16-22, representing Jesuit and other Catholic institutions from across the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and El Salvador.

The 2016 Teach-In theme, “Mercy in Action,” will mark the closing days of Pope Francis’s Year of Mercy, inviting participants to “grow in a love which is courageous, generous and real.” [Pope Francis] The program is sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network.

Initiated in 1997 in Columbus, Georgia, the Teach-In commences yearly in mid-November to commemorate the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador. The six Jesuit priests and their two companions were murdered on November 16, 1989 for speaking out against the country’s tumultuous civil war. The Teach-In relocated from Georgia to Washington, D.C. in 2010 in response to the growing interest in legislative advocacy and accompanying educational opportunities.

Livestream coverage of the Teach-In is available at: http://igsol.net/livestream. Watch Palacios’ speech at 9:05 a.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 13.

The full schedule can be found at: http://igsol.net/iftj-schedule.

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