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Soul-searching for racial justice

In the May 26 issue of the National Catholic Reporter, Dr. Alex Mikulich discusses the Trayvon Martin and the need for deeper soul-searching for racial justice.

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Summer 2012 JustSouth Quarterly Posted

The Summer 2012 JustSouth Quarterly addresses why anti-immigrant legislation was rejected in Mississippi, Catholic social thought and restorative justice, if relative mobility "cures" inequality, and a starting point to reduce gun violence.

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Contact Sen. Mary Landrieu and ask her to support a decrease in detention funding

This year U.S. taxpayers will spend over $2 billion on immigration detention. Please contact Sen. Landrieu and ask her to decrease detention funding by 1,200 beds and increase funds available for alternative to detention programs which cost less and are more effective.

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April 2012 JustSouth E-news: Is there a Payday Shark in Your Bank Account?

The April 2012 JustSouth E-Newsletter looks at a new method of payday lending, the common good and election 2012, and immigration enforcement legislation that failed to pass in Mississippi.

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JSRI Signs On to Letter Urging the Reduction of Spending on Immigration Detention

On March 23, JSRI and numerous other national, state, and local organizations signed off on a letter from the Detention Watch Network asking Senator Mary Landrieu and Representative Robert Aderholt of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations to reduce spending on immigration detention.

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Morality and Payday Lending

On March 8, 2012, Dr. Alex Mikulich spoke at the Family Impact Seminar in Baton Rouge on the issue of morality and payday loans.

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Spring JustSouth Quarterly in the Mail and Posted

The Spring 2012 JustSouth Quarterly addresses the life, death, and voting rights in the Texas Colonias, Catholic social thought and distributive justice, the failure of punitive crime policy, and why people of faith should be concerned about growing economic inequality.

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'Effective love' and 'practical charity' secure the common good

In the March 21 issue of the National Catholic Reporter, Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. discusses the call to all Christian voters to strive to secure a common good that responds to the real needs of our neighbors.

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Time to Cool Down

In the latest issue of America Magazine, JSRI board member Tom Massaro, S.J. calls for a cool down to the polarization currently taking place both in Washington and the Church.

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Diminishing All of Us: The Death Penalty in Louisiana

Dr. Alex Mikulich of JSRI and Sophie Cull of the Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty recently published an extensive study on the Death Penalty in Louisiana.

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