Publications + Reports

Institute staff and collaborators disseminate their research and analysis and education on Institute core issues of race, poverty, and migration, their interconnections, and Catholic Social Teaching through a variety of publications and reports:

The JustSouth E-News is published in months in which our JustSouth Quarterly is not published, usually six to seven times a year. It usually includes articles by the staff, links to new reports and releases from regional and national sources on race, poverty, and migration, upcoming Institute events, and occasional “action alerts” about pressing social policy matters. View archives »

The JustSouth Quarterly is the principle journal for in-depth research and writing of the Institute staff and collaborators. It reflects our research, analysis and education, as well as content from our periodic conferences and events. View archives »

In addition, the Institute publishes occasional issue papers, the texts of addresses by the staff and colleagues, and JSRI conference documents as free-standing reports to supplement our regular publications. View archives »

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E-Newsletter: Our Better Angels

Louisiana Senate Committee rejects effort to scapegoat immigrants. 

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E-Newsletter: Rhetoric and Reality

 Walls, Bridges, and People on the Move 

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E-Newsletter: From Sea to Shining Sea, We Welcome Thee

New Orleans Welcomes Syrian Refugees

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E-Newsletter: Creating a Culture of Encounter

How can a “culture of encounter” with undocumented immigrants be realized in our community, especially considering barriers of language, class, location, and privilege?

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E-Newsletter: Compassion, Gratitude, Solidarity

President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

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E-Newsletter: Is Amnesty a Dirty Word?

Louisiana chooses amnesia over amnesty.

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E-Newsletter: "We Belong to Each Other": Forgetting Our Oneness at a Town Hall Meeting

In late August last year, two months after the U.S. Senate had passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill, I attended a Town Hall meeting called by Congressman Steve Scalise. 

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Quarterly: Honduran Agony

In mid- September, JSRI Associate Mary Baudouin joined a U.S. Jesuit Conference delegation for a week of traveling across Honduras to learn about the political and social problems confronting that Central American country of 8.3 million people. 

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Quarterly: Border Visions and Immigration Reform

Migration theologian Fr. Daniel Groody suggests that the U.S.-Mexico border is more than an imaginary dividing line between two countries. Rather, a complex history and conflicting prerogatives have resulted in a border between “national security and human insecurity, sovereign rights and human rights, civil law and natural law, and citizenship and discipleship.”

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Quarterly: In Praise of Newcomers

A major criticism leveled against recent newcomers to the United States is that they are “takers” creating an economic drain on the nation. Not only are they takers, critics lament, but also categorically “illegal,” echoing past racist associations of criminality with African-Americans and many other people of color.

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