The Florida Catholic bishops urged Governor Rick Scott to spare the life of Askari Muhammad, who is scheduled for execution on January 7th. Catholic groups around the state planned observances.
The November JustSouth Monthly focused attention on the importance of gratitude to workers in our discussion of immigration reform.
On August 29, 2013, the Jesuit Social Research Institute held a press conference to mark the eighth anniversary of Katrina Hurricane in which homeowners, assisted by immigrant workers in rebuilding after the storm, called for reform of the broken U.S. immigration system.
On September 2, 2013 the Washington Post published a reflection by Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ on the dignity and right to just wages for fast-food restaurant workers in the United States.
The July 2013 edition of the JustSouth E-newsletter examines the moral imperative of raising the minimum wage, the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act, and reasons to support the Senate's recent comprehensive immigration reform bill.
On June 27, the Senate passed the S.744 immigration reform bill. Though the bill does offer a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., it also contains a number of negative amendments. The bill faces an uphill battle to gain approval in the House.