Ignatian Contemplative Practices and Actions for Justice

In the Jesuit tradition of being “contemplatives in action,” we offer you the following resources to explore new contemplative practices and to take actions for justice that respond to the times:

Examen for Racial Justice 

As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day on Monday, January 17, consider practicing this Examen for Racial Justice.  Seattle University alumna Leonetta Elaiho presented this for the Ignatian Spirituality Center in Seattle in October 2020 and has given us permission to share it with you. The Examen provides an opportunity to help us become more attentive to the world around us, and to how our actions and the actions of others can move us to behave differently.  As our country continues to reflect deeply on the hurts of racism, praying this Examen can change our hearts to see, love and act in greater solidarity with all of our neighbors.   


Archive of contemplative practices:

A Reflection on the Ignatian Year




Action in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This coming Monday, our nation celebrates the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  We invite you to honor this day and the movement for Black lives in whatever ways you are able. The Seattle MLK Coalition has planned a variety of events for the 40th Annual Seattle MLK Jr Day.  Details are found here: https://www.seattlemlkcoalition.org/.

The Seattle MLK Coalition has planned a variety of excellent virtual workshops organized from January 11th - 15th.  The workshops are described here, with links to register: https://www.seattlemlkcoalition.org/workshop-topics-2022

Join the MLK Rally at 11 am (outdoors), and the MLK March at 12:30 pm, both at Garfield High School. The event organizers ask that you wear masks and practice distancing as much as possible.


Archive of actions for justice:

Support Truth and Healing in the History of Indigenous Boarding Schools

Welcoming our Afghan Neighbors and Allies + Advocating for Women and Girls in Afghanistan