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Rich School, Poor School: Education [In]Equity in Louisiana

Rich School, Poor School: Education [In]Equity in Louisiana analyzes the connections between economic and social factors, educational performance, and educational attainment in Louisiana.

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Labor Day Statement: On the Hundredth Year of the United States Bishops’ Program of Social Reconstruction

In his 2019 Labor Day statement, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, invites us to consider how we can work together to address the persistence of low wages and inequality in our workplaces.

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Churches Respond to Mississippi Immigration Raids

The August 7th Mississippi immigration raids have prompted a strong response from the Catholic, Episcopal, and Methodist Bishops of Mississippi. Persons wishing to help should contact Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Jackson.

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