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Catholic Teach-In on Child Refugee Crisis Makes Headlines

On August 5, 2014 the Jesuit Social Research Institute held the Catholic Teach-In on the Child Refugee Crisis and Its Causes. If you were unable to join us please take a look at some of the local and national coverage about this event.

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My Job Is To Know Their Names: Serving Homeless Guests in Downtown New Orleans

Liam Fitzgerald shares his experiences and over all mission at New Orleans' Harry Tompson Center.

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Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops on Unaccompanied Refugee Minors

The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops (LCCB) acknowledges the humanitarian crisis surrounding unaccompanied refugee minors who have entered our country from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

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The Pope Calls for Urgent Intervention in the Humanitarian Crisis of Migrant Children

'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'

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Cardinal Parolin in Mexico: Migration and Respect for the Person

In relation to the phenomenon of migration, we urgently need to overcome atavistic fears and to establish common strategies at sub-regional, regional and worldwide levels to include all sectors of society.

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The Monstrous Elegance of White Supremacy

"Meanwhile, racism, elegant, lovely, monstrous, carries on." -Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Catholic Leaders Lament Obstacles to Medicaid Expansion

Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. discusses the need for Medicaid expansion in the Gulf South with America Magazine.

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Kids in Crisis: The surge of unaccompanied immigrant children to the border

A humanitarian crisis of epic proportion is unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border. Since October of last year 52,000 children have been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol after crossing into the U.S. without family members.

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A Last Will and Testament: The Freedom Riders' enduring legacy

At a time when there seems to be deepening conflict over the meaning of freedom, I invite readers to take the opportunity this Independence Day to reflect upon the sacrifices made by the Freedom Riders in 1964.

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The KIDS COUNT Gulf South: Children in the region continue not to count much!

In recent years, scholars and policy-makers have developed alternative measures of "poverty" that look at a range of issues in measuring human well-being beyond the simpler economic "poverty line."

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