Institute staff and collaborators disseminate their research and analysis and education on Institute core issues and Catholic Social Teaching through a variety of means, including the JustSouth E-newsletter. The E-News has been published in months in which our JustSouth Quarterly is not published, usually six to seven times a year. They usually include articles by the staff, links to news reports and releases from regional and national sources on race, poverty, and migration, upcoming Institute events, and occasional “action alerts” about pressing social policy matters. Back copies of the E-News are available by clicking on the links below.
In October 2013, we have converted the JustSouth E-newsletter to the with a single article, notice of upcoming JSRI events, and a report on JSRI activities.
JustSouth Monthly archives
March 2017--Wayfaring Spirit: Welcoming the Stranger in Xenophobic Times
JSRI Associate, Fr. Ted Arroyo, SJ asks: are we still a nation of immigrants?
February 2017--Hunger in Louisiana: The SNAP Story Bank Project
Sakeenah Shabazz, a visiting Emerson National Hunger Fellow at JSRI, reflects on The SNAP Story Bank Project.
January 2017--Why the Details Matter: They spell justice or injustice
Fr. Kammer discusses how the poor and marginalized are at risk of being overlooked by the Trump administration.
December 2016-- Will Trump be a Voice for Working-Class Americans?
Ms. Donovan connects President-Elect Trump's campaign promises to Gulf South workers.
November 2016-- A Dream Deferred?
Dr. Weishar writes about conversations about the election of Donald Trump with DREAMERS.
October 2016-- Election 2016 and the Common Good
Fr. Ted Arroyo, SJ, reflects on the 2016 Presidential Election through an Ignatian lens.
September 2016-- Blood, Floods, and the Future
Dr. Mitchell reflects on the Summer of 2016 in Baton Rouge.
August 2016--Still Separate, Still Unequal
Ms. Donovan and Fr. Kammer examine U.S. and Gulf South school systems.
July 2016-- A Slave on the Fourth
JSRI Summer Assocaite, Bill McCormick, SJ, PhD, invites readers to reflect on Frederick Douglas' Fourth of July speech.
June 2016-- Our Better Angels
Dr. Weishar recounts a recent Louisiana Senate committee that rejected efforts to scapegoat immigrants.
May 2016-- The Meaning of Social Justice
Ms. Donovan discusses the JustSouth Index.
April 2016-- Fair Food Program
Ms. Baudouin provides insight in to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Wendy's Boycott.
March 2016-- Rhetoric and Reality: Walls, Bridges, and People on the Move
Fr. Arroyo discusses Pope Francis' recent trip to the U.S./Mexico Border.
February 2016-- Faith in Action: Mississippi Catholics and Child Well Being
Fr. Kammer reflects on Catholic Day at the Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi.
January 2016-- From Sea to Shining Sea, We Welcome Thee
Dr. Weishar shares about how New Orleans is welcoming Syrian Refugess.
December 2015-- Give Louisiana Workers The Gift They Truly Deserve: A Raise
Ms. Donovan advocates for Louisiana workers during the Christmas season.
November 2015-- In Gratitude: What Ignatius had to say
Fr. Kammer reflects on St. Ignatius and Thanksgiving.
October 2015-- Son of Immigrants Provides Hopeful Message on Immigration
Dr. Weishar discusses Pope Francis's recent U.S. trip and his message about immigrants.
September 2015-- Katrina and the Least Among Us - Part 2
Fr. Kammer examines public schools, healthcare, and Latino newcombers 10 years after Katrina.
August 2015--Katrina and the Least Among Us- Part 1
Fr. Kammer explores poverty and jobs, housing affordability, and criminal justice 10 years after Katrina.
July 2015-- Bread or Stones?
Mr. Bustamante looks at the Bread or Stones campaign from the Louisiana Interchurch conference.
June 2015-- Get Smart Louisiana
Dr. Mikulich recaps the Louisiana legislative session and what it means for the future of sentencing reform.
May 2015-- Creating a Culture of Encounter
Dr. Weishar asks and discusses how communities create a “culture of encounter” with undocumented immigrants.
April 2015-- Pope Francis and the Environment
Fr. Kammer connects Pope Francis, the poor and the environment.
March 2015-- Oil Prices or Tax Structures? What does the price of oil have to do with cuts to higher education and healthcare?
Mr. Ali R. Bustamante examines what the price of oil has to do with cuts to higher education and healthcare.
February 2015--Honor Our Sacred Obligation: Raise the Minimum Wage
January 2015-- Compassion, Gratitude, Solidarity: President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
Dr. Weishar looks at President Obama's executive action as well as past Presidents who also acted on immigration.
December 2014-- Louisiana's $1 Billion Giveaway: giveaways cost the U.S. taxpayers $50 billion a year
Fr. Kammer discusses how Louisiana tax spending benefits special interests and not the common good.
November 2014-- Out of Control: Pope Denounces Criminal Justice System
Dr. Mikulich examines life and dignity in the Louisiana criminal justice system.
October 2014-- Is Amnesty a Dirty Word?
Dr. Weishar examines Louisiana's amnesia over amnesty.
September 2014-- Refusing To Expand Medicaid: Political Decisions with Deadly Consequences
Fr. Kammer discusses the human consequences of Gulf South states not expanding medicaid coverage.
August 2014--My Job Is To Know Their Name: Serving Homeless Guests in Downtown New Orleans
Liam Fitzgerald shares about his summers at New Orlean's Rebuild Center.
July 2014--A Last Will and Testament: The Freedom Riders' enduring legacy
Dr. Alex Mikulich reflects upon the work of the Freedom Riders fifty years ago.
June 2014--"We Belong To Each Other": Forgetting Our Oneness at a Town Hall Meeting
Dr. Sue Weishar remembers the unwelcoming nature of a town hall meeting last summer.
May 2014--The Audacity of Hope: What sustains us in the face of injustice?
Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. encourages advocates for the "least among us," to hope.
April 2014-- Dealing for the Devil
Dr. Alex Mikulich discusses how legislatures protect a business that preys on the poor.
March 2014-- When Italians Were "Others"
Dr. Sue Weishar educates readers about the 1891 lynching of eleven Italian immigrants in New Orleans.
February 2014-- Raise the Minimum Wage! It's a Matter of Justice
Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. shares why the minimum wage needs to be raised to $10.10.
January 2014-- Martin Luther King, Jr.: Becoming maladjusted for the beloved community
Dr. Alex Mikulich reminds us of Dr. King's call to oppose structural and systemic injustice.
December 2013-- Advent 2013: Called to live the joy of Gospel solidarity
Dr. Alex Mikulich reminds us of the exhortation of Pope Francis to rejoice in the Good News of the Gospel in this Christmas season and throughout the year.
November 2013--Keep "Thanks" in Thanksgiving
Dr. Sue Weishar calls for gratitude for immigrant workers and their contributions to our society as we discuss comprehensive immigration reform.
October 2013-- The Globalization of Indifference: Pope Francis asks, "Who is responsible?" [Start of JustSouth Monthly]
Fr. Kammer reflects on Pope Francis' visit to Lampedusa and what it means to be in solidarity with refugees.