The February JustSouth E-Newsletter focuses on the relationship between Catholicism and capitalism, unemployment rates among African Americans and Latinos in Gulf South states, and a look through the lens of Catholic social teaching at proposed immigration legislation in Mississippi.
On February 29, 2012, Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ, addressed the participants in Catholic Day at the Capitol gathered to oppose anti-immigration bills in the Mississippi legislature.
On February 12, 2012, Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ, addressed the Catholic Health Association Physician Leader Forum in Washington on The Common Good and Health Care Reform.
In response to a request for input, on January 30, 2012 JSRI submitted two JustSouth Quarterly articles on detention to the U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights.
JSRI joined scores of immigrant justice organizations in calling on ICE to end the practice of family detention.
On January 21, the Catholic, Episcopal, and Methodist bishops of Mississippi signed off on a statement calling Mississippi State Legislators and Governor Phil Bryant to “refrain from drafting and enacting” anti-immigrant legislation.
On October 13-14, 2011, JSRI cosponsored a conference focusing on the reality of immigration detention in the United States, especially in the South. Click here to view full video of the conference.
On December 4, 2011, Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. presented "Building Justice in the Cities" at the University of Notre Dame as part of their Center for Social Concerns' Building Justice in the World Justice Education Series.
The Winter 2011 JustSouth Quarterly addresses the faith community's response to Alabama's new anti-immigrant law, Catholic social thought and "the law," the legacy of lynching in light of Eucharistic hope, and our fall conference on immigration detention.