USCCB to hold January 11-13, 2012 national conference on state and local immigration initiatives

USCCB to hold a national conference on state and local immigration initiatives and immigration reform January 11-13, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Fr. Ted Arroyo, SJ, discusses Alabama's anti-immigrant law with NJN

On November 15, Fr. Ted Arroyo, SJ, discussed Alabama's recent anti-immigrant law, considered one of the strictest in the U.S., with National Jesuit News. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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October 2011 E-Newsletter focuses on stealth class warfare, Alabama's new anti-immigrant law, and the hidden border of whiteness

The three core articles of the October JustSouth E-Newsletter focus on stealth class warfare, Alabama's new anti-immigrant law, and the effect of whiteness on immigration policy and more.

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New JustSouth Quarterly for Fall 2011

Photo of front page of fall 2011 JustSouth Quarterly

The new JustSouth Quarterly features articles on repealing the death penalty in Louisiana, Catholic Social Thought and the death penalty, the debt debate, and an immigrant's experience in detention.

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Catholic Theologians Call to Abolish the Death Penalty

Over 150 Catholic theologians have signed a September 26th statement calling for the abolition of the death penalty.

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August E-News on US Debt, Gulf South Kids, and Deportation Policies

Front page of August 2011 JustSouth E-Newsletter

The August 31st JustSouth E-Newsletter discussed who will pay for the debt limit deal of late July, the findings of the 2011 KIDS COUNT report on the Gulf South states, and the Obama Administration's new policies on "prosecutorial discretion" in deportation proceedings.

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A Curious Case of Racial Amnesia

“Is it a prerequisite for jury service that you do not object to the Confederate flag flying outside the courthouse?”1 This is a real and legal question 150 years after the Civil War.

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Employment Slow to Rebound

Millions of Gulf South workers face still greater challenges Many commentators assume that, because there are economic indicators that the “great recession” has ended, workers are back to work and our national and regional troubles are at end. Far from it.

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A Welcoming Church

Mississippi congregation reaches out after devastating immigration raid On August 25, 2008, the small town of Laurel, Mississippi was the site of the largest single workplace site raid in U.S. history. In the midst of such terror, a small Catholic church became the center of solace and assistance.

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JSRI Director Is Moderator for International Caritas Assembly

Caritas One Human Family Zero Poverty

Father Fred Kammer, SJ, director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute, was the moderator for the week-long General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis in Rome, Italy working under the assembly theme of One Human Family, Zero Poverty.

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