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The Importance of Louisiana Expanding Medicaid

The Louisiana Budget Project shows the number of Louisianans who would benefit from Medicaid expansion by district.

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The Audacity of Hope: What sustains us in the face of injustice?

Facing legislative obstinacy or the "sheer mendacity" of those who fabricate facts or data to maintain exploitation of the least among us, what do people of faith do? What can they do against the odds and against those who are far better funded and often far more numerous?

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Of Tears and Terror: Families Torn Apart By Community Raids in the New Orleans Area

Given the primacy of the family in the spiritual, ethical, social, and emotional formation of children, the unprecedented increase in deportations since President Obama took office is deeply disturbing.

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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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Six Myths of Payday Lending

Although payday lenders advertise as if they were friends in your moment of need, payday loans throw most borrowers into a cycle of debt, dulling their ability to make a living. The payday loan industry thrives upon a web of myths.

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We Cannot Be Indifferent

In the face of political inaction and human suffering we renew our call for just and humane immigration reform.

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ATTENTION STUDENTS!

The deadline for the JSRI summer research grants is MONDAY, MARCH 31. Apply now for an opportunity to conduct social justice research and earn $2,200.

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Why Lynch Italians?

Throughout the history of our country newcomers have been vilified as dangerous others—less than human. As the New Orleans community honors its Italian heritage this weekend it is an opportune time to reflect—have we learned from the mistakes of our collective past?

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