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Pope Francis and the Environment

Anticipating Earth Day, April 22, 2015

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JSRI PRESS RELEASE

JSRI comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's initial rule on payday lending.

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Justice and Compassion for Immigrants

This Thursday, April 16 6-7:00 in front of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Overtaxing the Poor and Blaming Oil in the Gulf South

by Ali R. Bustamante, JSRI Economic Policy Specialist

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[New] JustSouth Quarterly

In this edition JSRI staff members examine homelessness/housing shortages; the modern day reality of the March on Washington; Catholic Social Thought and housing; and the over taxation of the poor and its connection to oil.

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Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran Bishops Visit Texas Detention Facility, Call For An End To Detention Of Families

[USCCB.org, 03/27/15] Policy of family detention unworthy of our nation Detention of families a ‘stain’ on administration’s record Humane alternatives to detention available

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FACTSHEET: THE CFPB CONSIDERS PROPOSAL TO END PAYDAY DEBT TRAPS

On March 26th the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that they are considering proposing rules that would end payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to make sure consumers can repay their loans.

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Access to Paid Sick Days in Louisiana

New report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that approximately 41 percent of all workers (45 percent of private sector workers, compared with 17 percent of public sector workers) living in Louisiana lack even a single paid sick day.

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WATCH: LA VOZ DEL PUEBLO

La Voz Del Pueblo is an 18-minute documentary that explores the difficult and violent Honduran reality through the perspective of journalists at the Jesuit-run radio station, Radio Progreso.

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The H. James Yamauchi, S.J., Lectures in Religion

JSRI Director, Fr. Fred Kammer will give the Spring 2015 lecture on Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM. His talk is titled “Exodus, Pilgrimage, and Jubilee Solidarity: How Today’s Immigration Crisis Challenges People of Faith"

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