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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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JSRI Youtube Channel

JSRI has developed a Youtube Channel that features short videos about the many aspects of Catholic Social Teaching.

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2014 Summer Research Grant Application

JSRI is currently accepting applications for summer research proposals. All Loyola University undergraduate, graduate, and law students are encouraged to apply.

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Won't raising the minimum wage cost jobs?

The minimum wage debate is hot. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 (FMWA) would raise the minimum from $7.25 to $10.10 over three years and then index to inflation. Why?

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THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: Who, Why, and What?

We recently saw the assault on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [PPACA] close the federal government (costing at least $25 billion dollars) and almost wreck the economy by refusing to lift the debt limit.

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Of Slavery and Discrimination

At times it is important for us to reiterate both Catholic teaching and the Jesuit values of Loyola. The Catechism of the Catholic Church condemns slavery as an offense against the 7th Commandment and racial discrimination as “incompatible with God’s design.”

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Honduran Agony: The Spiral of Violence and Corruption

JSRI Associate Mary Baudouin recounts the injustices she witnessed in Honduras this past September. While Dr. Susan Weishar connects these struggles with first hand accounts experienced by local Honduran natives.

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