ISN continues to respond to
the signs of the times, venturing more each year into the virtual realm. The
network continues to grow, engaging nearly a quarter million people each year
via social media, webinars, livestreamed programs and networking events, and
active digital news and blog series.
ISN has mobilized this growing
network to respond to the suffering of others as Ignatian advocates –
prioritizing issues surrounding immigration – including engagement with the
root causes of migration in Central America, criminal justice reform, and
environmental justice. This response includes direct advocacy and action
campaigns, paired with coalition-building and sharing of best practices both in
person and through virtual gathering spaces.
Clearly, there is much work to be done by this broader network of Jesuit
institutions and Ignatian-inspired partners as the legacy of the first
gatherings of the Ignatian family under the tent continues to grow. The Jesuit
martyrs continue to guide ISN’s work, offering an example of what it means to
respond to the reality of suffering – yesterday, today, and in the future.
[Article from "Jesuits - The Society of Jesus in the world - 2020", by Kelly Swan and ISN staff]