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JSRI Submits Articles to UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights

In response to a request for input, on January 30, 2012 JSRI submitted two JustSouth Quarterly articles on detention to the U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights.

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JSRI Joins Immigrant Justice Organizations in Urging ICE to End Family Detention

JSRI joined scores of immigrant justice organizations in calling on ICE to end the practice of family detention.

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Mississippi Bishops Issue Statement on Anti-immigrant Legislation

On January 21, the Catholic, Episcopal, and Methodist bishops of Mississippi signed off on a statement calling Mississippi State Legislators and Governor Phil Bryant to “refrain from drafting and enacting” anti-immigrant legislation.

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Video of Imprisoned, Forgotten, and Deported now available online

On October 13-14, 2011, JSRI cosponsored a conference focusing on the reality of immigration detention in the United States, especially in the South. Click here to view full video of the conference.

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Fr. Kammer Speaks on Urban Poverty at the University of Notre Dame

On December 4, 2011, Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. presented "Building Justice in the Cities" at the University of Notre Dame as part of their Center for Social Concerns' Building Justice in the World Justice Education Series.

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Winter JustSouth Quarterly in the Mail

The Winter 2011 JustSouth Quarterly addresses the faith community's response to Alabama's new anti-immigrant law, Catholic social thought and "the law," the legacy of lynching in light of Eucharistic hope, and our fall conference on immigration detention.

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Alabama Religious Leaders Urge Governor to Repeal Anti-Immigrant Law

On December 19, 2011, Catholic Bishops joined Methodist and Episcopal leaders and others in a letter to Governor Bentley urging the repeal of Alabama's anti-immigrant law which became effective this year.

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What do you know about poverty? Take this quiz.

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Half in Ten Campaign has a new interactive quiz on poverty. Try it. Share it with your friends.

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November 2011 E-Newsletter: How do Advent, Occupy Wall Street, and the Vatican connect?

The November JustSouth E-newsletter focuses on Occupy and a revolution of hope, the shattering of immigrant families, and the Vatican's recent statement on world financial reform.

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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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