Advocacy is one of the primary activities of JSRI and takes a number of forms. Institute staff, collaborators, and stakeholders engage in advocacy on social and economic issues through researching legislative issues, providing testimony to legislative bodies, meeting and corresponding with legislators and staff members of the region, representing our concerns in local, state, and national administrative forums, and conducting public events such as hearings and press conferences. JSRI offers assistance to other advocates by providing background research for testimony and participating in collaborative campaigns to promote values such as the common good and the preferential option for the poor, and by integrating public ethics into the fostering of public policy.
Read more about our advocacy efforts:
New report finds expanded Pre-K, health care coverage among policy solutions that could help make Texas the #1 state for kids.
JSRI will sponsor and participate in upcoming events at the Loyola Law School targeted to spread awareness about the death penalty and its implications.
Economic Policy Institute, February 13, 2015
[USBBC, February 8, 2015]
[The Palm Beach Post, January 26, 2015]
Catholic Leaders to Congress: Immigration Reform is a Pro-Life Issue [01/20/15]
"As Catholic theologians, we wish to go on the record in calling for a serious examination of both policing and racial injustice in the US." [http://catholicmoraltheology.com/]
Announcement welcome news for some immigrant families, while much work left to be done. [www.jesuit.org]
[National Catholic Reporter, October 23, 2014]
'A change of attitude towards migrants and refugees is needed on the part of everyone, moving away from attitudes of defensiveness and fear, indifference and marginalisation – all typical of a throwaway culture'