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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Prayers lifted up for immigrant workers who helped rebuild New Orleans after Katrina

Immigrant activist organizations across New Orleans held a socially distanced prayer service at First Grace United Methodist Church on Friday morning to support immigrant workers and remember the work they did to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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Virtual Panel Discussion- The Joy and The Wound: Witnessing America, Race, and Righteous Rage

This year’s murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd coupled with the devastating impact of COVID-19 on Black and marginalized communities have driven many of us very quickly from despair to outrage.

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