Welcome to the Jesuit Social Research Institute


The Jesuit Social Research Institute works to transform the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education, and advocacy on the core issues of poverty, race, and migration. The Institute is a collaboration of Loyola University New Orleans and the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus, rooted in the faith that does justice.


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Hungry at the Banquet: Food Insecurity in Louisiana 2018

New report by Loyola University New Orleans Jesuit Social Research Institute reveals scope and depth of hunger in Louisiana, causes and cures, and the realities of food deserts; presents recommendations to promote food justice.

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Open Wide our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops brings forth a pastoral letter against racism.

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Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops Supports Unanimous Juries Within Louisiana

The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops strongly affirms the November 6th ballot initiative to return Louisiana to a state possessing unanimous juries, and therefore enabling its legal practices to become more truly reflective of justice.

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