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.
On June 3, 2014, speaking at Catholic University of America, then Archbishop of Spokane Blase Cupich provided the following response to a talk by Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga.
JSRI co-sponsored the Loyola Honor's Program Biever Lecture "Tattoos on the Heart, An Evening with the Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J.". Fr. Boyle is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the United States.
5th Conference on Immigration to the US South: Immigration Reform and Beyond? October 23-25, 2014