Please take a moment to read the IFTJ 2017 theme statement, then tell us a more about your presentation.
THEME STATEMENT: Rowing Into the Deep: Magis Meets Justice
Our call at IFTJ 2017 is to row toward the depths of our hearts and minds both as individuals and communities. We are guided by the Jesuits’ Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa in our desire for “… a humanity reconciled in justice, that dwells peacefully in a well-cared-for home, where there is a place for all.”
Rowing Into the Deep pushes us beyond our comfort into the deep waters. This depth is the Ignatian magis, not just a quaint word meaning more, but as Pope Francis states, “The magis is the fire, the fervour in action, awakening those who have become dormant.”
We must wake ourselves and others from dormancy. This awakening is no easy task and requires great depth of heart and mind. We cannot accept the status quo in either ourselves or our surrounding world. At IFTJ 2017, we will row into unfamiliar waters that will stretch and challenge us, but ultimately move us to magis, a greater, stronger, and more enduring love of justice.