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Serving faith, promoting justice

The Jesuit Social Research Institute works to transform the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education, and advocacy on the core issues of poverty, race, and migration. The Institute is a collaboration of Loyola University New Orleans and the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus, rooted in the faith that does justice.

Banner Photo: Donna DeCesare. Jocotenango, Guatemala, 2001. 

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Jesuit Colleague Killed in Honduras

On Friday, April 11, Jesuits and lay colleagues at two social ministries apostolates in Honduras learned Carlos Mejía Orellana was murdered inside his home. Mejía Orellana worked as the marketing director at Radio Progreso for 14 years.

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Legislatures Protect Business that Preys on the Poor

Alabama and Louisiana legislatures defeated legislation this session to cap payday loans at 36% annual percentage rate (APR).

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Inside Jesuit Justice: A Forty- Year Journey into the Public Square

Jesuits articulated the mission of faith and justice most dramatically in the 1970s, following two major Catholic events.

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