Institute staff and collaborators disseminate their research and analysis and education on Institute core issues and Catholic Social Teaching through a variety of means, including the JustSouth E-newsletter. The E-News has been published in months in which our JustSouth Quarterly is not published, usually six to seven times a year. They usually include articles by the staff, links to news 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. Back copies of the E-News are available by clicking on the links below.
In October 2013, we have converted the JustSouth E-newsletter to thewith a single article, notice of upcoming JSRI events, and a report on JSRI activities.
JustSouth Monthly archives
- Dr. Mitchell speaks about advocacy and action.
January 2020-- Dr. Weishar asks, "Are there still prophets?"
- Dr. Weishar reflects on Cardinal Ramazzini's visit to Mississippi.
December 2019-- Where have we been and where will we go?
- Dr. Mitchell speaks to our past and future work at JSRI.
November 2019-- Why were the Jesuits killed?
- Dr. Kalob shares the story of the Jesuit Martyrs.
October 2019-- Fr. Kammer asks, "Why care about refugees?"
- Fr. Kammer speaks to the history of refugees under the former and current administration.
September 2019-- Dr. Weishar asks, "Why punish immigrant families?"
- Dr. Weishar reflects on personal stories from immigrants.
August 2019-- What is the point of white terrorism?
- Dr. Mitchell reminds us of the history of white supremacy.
July 2019-- Where would we be without Medicare and Medicaid?
- Dr. Kalob reflects on the impact of Medicare and Medicaid.
June 2019-- What about the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow?
- Dr. Mitchell speaks to the history of racism in the U.S.
May 2019-- Are we making connections today?
- Fr. Arroyo reflects on the interconnectedness of everything.
April 2019-- Fr. Kammer asks, what's the future of the Jesuits?
- Fr. Kammer examines the four apostolic universal preferences.
March 2019-- What are Trump's Thyestean Banquets?
- Dr. Weishar reflects on the Trump Administration's treatment of immigrants.
February 2019-- What is the national Catholic Social Ministry Gathering?
- Dr. Kalob shares about his experience at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering.
January 2019-- What about the gender pay gap?
- Millicent and Dennis challenge the inequality of the gender pay gap.
December 2018-- Fr. Kammer asks, "How hungry are people in Louisiana?"
- Fr. Fred Kammer reviews the recent Food Insecurity in Louisiana research report.
November 2018-- Dr. Tom Ryan asks, is there a Catholic climate response?
- Dr. Tom Ryan reflects on the Catholic community's role in addressing climate change.
October 2018-- Are you engaging in brave conversations?
- Students Addressing Race and Privilege (SARP) challenge us to explore our racial identities.
September 2018-- How can you support a Loyola Dreamer?
- Dr. Sue Weishar speaks to the ways we can support Dreamers.
August 2018-- Was that racist? Combustible conversations.
- Dr. Nik Mitchell addresses the language we use to talk about racism.
July 2018-- Welcome, Defend, Promote, Integrate
- Fr. Fred Kammer reflects on Pope Francis' message regarding immigraton.
June 2018-- Louisiana's EITC Increase
- Dr. Alí Bustamante praises Louisiana's decision to increase the state's EITC.
May 2018-- Reconciling with Creation
- Fr. Ted Arroyo shares valuable resources for our mission to reconcile with creation.
April 2018-- Building a Culture on Encounter
- Dr. Sue Weishar remembers our most recent Ignatian Teach-In on Mass Incarceration.
March 2018-- Arming Teachers
- Dr. Nicholas Mitchell argues against putting more guns in our nation's schools.
February 2018-- Of Guns, Dreamers, and Politics
- Fr. Fred Kammer reminds us of the importance of hope and the political process in times of political polarization.
January 2018-- For the Common Good
- Dr. Alí Bustamante gives evidence in support of increased minimum wages reducing recidivism rates.
December 2017-- Choosing Sanctuary
- Dr. Sue Weishar tells the story Jose Torres, a New Orleans man seeking sanctuary in a local church.
November 2017-- Fighting Invisibility
Dr. Ashley Howard writes about her students' recent work with Solitary Watch.
October 2017-- Get a Sacramental Life, Mr. Limbaugh
- Dr. Tom Ryan offers his reflections on communion and racism after hearing an interview on the radio.
September 2017-- The New American Dream
- Dr. Sue Weishar interviews Karla Rosas, a Loyola grad and DACA recipient, about helping Dreamers and the Dream Act of 2017.
August 2017-- The Real Threat of White Supremacy
- Dr. Nicholas Mitchell addresses the threat of White supremacy in light of the recent riot in Charlottesville, VA.
July 2017-- Shredding the Health Safety Net
- Fr. Kammer addresses the issues of a senate "repeal and replace" health care bill.
June 2017--Conflict of Interest
- Dr. Bustamante discusses why protecting retirement is in the Common Good.
- Dr. Weishar explores life after prison through the case of Thomas Johnson.
April 2017--End Capital Punishement Now
- Dr. Nik Mitchell expresses support for Louisiana SB 142 and HB 141
- JSRI Associate, Fr. Ted Arroyo, SJ asks: are we still a nation of immigrants?
February 2017--Hunger in Louisiana: The SNAP Story Bank Project
- Sakeenah Shabazz, a visiting Emerson National Hunger Fellow at JSRI, reflects on The SNAP Story Bank Project.
January 2017--Why the Details Matter: They spell justice or injustice
- Fr. Kammer discusses how the poor and marginalized are at risk of being overlooked by the Trump administration.
December 2016-- Will Trump be a Voice for Working-Class Americans?
- Ms. Donovan connects President-Elect Trump's campaign promises to Gulf South workers.
November 2016-- A Dream Deferred?
- Dr. Weishar writes about conversations about the election of Donald Trump with DREAMERS.
October 2016-- Election 2016 and the Common Good
- Fr. Ted Arroyo, SJ, reflects on the 2016 Presidential Election through an Ignatian lens.
September 2016-- Blood, Floods, and the Future
- Dr. Mitchell reflects on the Summer of 2016 in Baton Rouge.
August 2016--Still Separate, Still Unequal
- Ms. Donovan and Fr. Kammer examine U.S. and Gulf South school systems.
July 2016-- A Slave on the Fourth
- JSRI Summer Assocaite, Bill McCormick, SJ, PhD, invites readers to reflect on Frederick Douglas' Fourth of July speech.
June 2016-- Our Better Angels
- Dr. Weishar recounts a recent Louisiana Senate committee that rejected efforts to scapegoat immigrants.
May 2016-- The Meaning of Social Justice
- Ms. Donovan discusses the JustSouth Index.
April 2016-- Fair Food Program
- Ms. Baudouin provides insight in to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Wendy's Boycott.
- Fr. Arroyo discusses Pope Francis' recent trip to the U.S./Mexico Border.
- Fr. Kammer reflects on Catholic Day at the Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi.
- Dr. Weishar shares about how New Orleans is welcoming Syrian Refugess.
- Ms. Donovan advocates for Louisiana workers during the Christmas season.
- Fr. Kammer reflects on St. Ignatius and Thanksgiving.
- Dr. Weishar discusses Pope Francis's recent U.S. trip and his message about immigrants.
- Fr. Kammer examines public schools, healthcare, and Latino newcombers 10 years after Katrina.
- Fr. Kammer explores poverty and jobs, housing affordability, and criminal justice 10 years after Katrina.
- Mr. Bustamante looks at the Bread or Stones campaign from the Louisiana Interchurch conference.
- Dr. Mikulich recaps the Louisiana legislative session and what it means for the future of sentencing reform.
- Dr. Weishar asks and discusses how communities create a “culture of encounter” with undocumented immigrants.
- Fr. Kammer connects Pope Francis, the poor and the environment.
- Mr. Ali R. Bustamante examines what the price of oil has to do with cuts to higher education and healthcare.
Dr. Mikulich explores the demands made during the March on Washington with the fight for an increased minimum wage today.
- Dr. Weishar looks at President Obama's executive action as well as past Presidents who also acted on immigration.
- Fr. Kammer discusses how Louisiana tax spending benefits special interests and not the common good.
- Dr. Mikulich examines life and dignity in the Louisiana criminal justice system.
- Dr. Weishar examines Louisiana's amnesia over amnesty.
- Fr. Kammer discusses the human consequences of Gulf South states not expanding medicaid coverage.
- Liam Fitzgerald shares about his summers at New Orlean's Rebuild Center.
- Dr. Alex Mikulich reflects upon the work of the Freedom Riders fifty years ago.
- Dr. Sue Weishar remembers the unwelcoming nature of a town hall meeting last summer.
- Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. encourages advocates for the "least among us," to hope.
- Dr. Alex Mikulich discusses how legislatures protect a business that preys on the poor.
- Dr. Sue Weishar educates readers about the 1891 lynching of eleven Italian immigrants in New Orleans.
- Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. shares why the minimum wage needs to be raised to $10.10.
- Dr. Alex Mikulich reminds us of Dr. King's call to oppose structural and systemic injustice.
- Dr. Alex Mikulich reminds us of the exhortation of Pope Francis to rejoice in the Good News of the Gospel in this Christmas season and throughout the year.
- Dr. Sue Weishar calls for gratitude for immigrant workers and their contributions to our society as we discuss comprehensive immigration reform.
October 2013-- The Globalization of Indifference: Pope Francis asks, "Who is responsible?" [Start of JustSouth Monthly]
- Fr. Kammer reflects on Pope Francis' visit to Lampedusa and what it means to be in solidarity with refugees.
- Minimum Wage: Gateway to Worker Dignity--Kammer
- Gutting the Voting Rights Act: U.S. Supreme Court Removes Key Enforcement Provision--Mikulich
- Let Us Count the Reasons: Why Support the Senate’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill--Weishar
- Troublemakers of the Beloved Community: The 50th Anniversary of the Letter from Birmingham Jail--Mikulich
- New Hope for Immigrants: A Way Forward for Immigration Reform--Weishar
- Their Stake in Medicaid Expansion: State Medicaid Decisions Impact People of Color--Kammer
- A Covenant with Creation: Pope Benedict's Teaching on the Environment--Kammer
- Refining the Numbers: New Estimates of Unauthorized Immigrants in the U.S.--Weishar
- Execution Halted: Time to End the Death Penalty--Mikulich
- Ash Wednesday Execution: Executing a Life and Human Dignity--Mikulich
- Strangers No Longer: Catholic Teachings on Immigration Reform--Weishar
- The Tax Deal…and More Coming Horrors--Kammer
- The "Latino Giant” chooses Obama: An analysis of the 2012 Latino vote--Weishar
- A Victory for Democracy: Americans repudiate voter suppression, racism--Mikulich
- 21 Million Americans Kept Out of Poverty: Social Security critical to income of millions--Kammer
- Who Cares about the Broken World?: Celebrating the Church in the Modern World--Kammer
- Dynamic Pursuit of the Common Good: Catholic Social Teaching as the Framework for Faithful Citizenship--Mikulich
- Hope for Undocumented Youth--Weishar
- The Real Fraud in “Voter Fraud”: How so-called reform laws aim to disenfranchise voters -- Mikulich
- A Legacy of “Cussedness”: Update on Alabama’s Harsh Immigration Enforcement Laws -- Weishar
- Health Care Reform for Some: Governors play politics with health of low-income citizens -- Kammer
- The Payday Shark in Your Bank Account -- Mikulich
- Immigration Enforcement Bill Fails to Pass in Mississippi, None Proposed in Louisiana Legislature -- Weishar
- The Common Good and Election 2012: It’s not about my business, my taxes, or my family -- Kammer
- Catholicism and Capitalism -- Kammer
- No Relief in Sight: Persistent High Unemployment for African Americans and Latinos in Gulf South States -- Mikulich
- Not Good Law or Good Sense: Proposed Mississippi Immigration Legislation Through the Lens of Catholic Social Teaching -- Weishar
- A Revolution of Hope: Occupy Advent and the Vatican -- Mikulich
- Shattering Immigrant Families: Immigration and child welfare policies collide--Weishar
- Financial Crisis and the Common Good: The Vatican on world financial reform--Kammer
- "The King Has No Clothes On": Is class warfare OK as long as no one mentions it?--Kammer
- Injustice Unleashed! HB 56 takes hold in Alabama--Weishar
- The Hidden Border of Whiteness: How race, "illegality," and the immigration industrial complex intersect--Mikulich
- Who will pay for the debt deal? Debt deal heaps heavier burden on the most vulnerable Americans--Mikulich
- Kids don't count much! 2011 KIDS COUNT reports reflect Gulf South's failure to care enough--Kammer
- Immigration caution advised: New Obama Administration enforcement priorities--Weishar
- How anti-immigrant is the Gulf South?: Fate of 2011 Gulf South States' anti-immigrant legislation--Weishar
- Black wealth, white wealth, brown wealth: Family wealth critical to child opportunity--Kammer
- June jobs report dismal: Why unemployment matters to people of faith--Kammer
- "Secure Communities" are deportation dragnet--Jefferson Parish leads the nation--Weishar
- A budget moral framework--What is more important than deficit, debt, and tax reduction?--Kammer
- Remembering MLK--Honor the dignity of workers--Mickulich
- The death penalty in Dixie--The enduring legacy of the Confederate flag and racism--Mikulich
- Unauthorized immigrant population--National and Gulf South trends reflected in new report--Weishar
- Economics or morality? When a budget is not an economics exercise--Kammer
- What costs $230 billion by 2021? CBO says proposed health care repeal will cost a trillion dollars more in the following decade--Kammer
- U.S. resumes deportations to Haiti--Barely a year after the massive earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince--Weishar
- Religious leaders call Mississippians to end predatory lending--Pending bill continues debt trap for low-income borrowers--Mikulich
- The Jury is Still Out: Criminal chaos or community justice in Orleans Parish--Mikulich
- Repeal the 14th Amendment?--New challenges to citizenship under the 14th Amendment--Weishar
- The View from the States: What are they saying about the census and poverty?--Kammer
- Post-Katrina New Orleans: A Welcoming Community? (Conference)
- Mississippi's missed Katrina recovery--Kammer
- New report examines immigrants in the workforce--Weishar
- Immigrant imprisonment: The moral and legal challenges of U.S. detention--Chavez
- Neighborhoods and boys of color--Mikulich
- U.S. and Gulf South hunger increasing sharply--Kammer
- Gulf oil spill!: An unprecedented disaster for the environment, the economy, and the livelihood of Gulf Coast fishing communities--Mikulich
- "Robbed of their childhood": Child Labor in US Agriculture--Kammer
- Contradictions on the border--Chavez
- Gulf South unemployment doubles in two years--to 2.6 billion--Kammer
- The color of economic under-recovery--Mikulich
- Building secure communities: Organizing to Promote Community Safety and Peace--Chavez
- Payday loans- A modern form of usury!--Mikulich
- Income inequality continues to skyrocket--Kammer
- Suffer the children: Advocating for the unaccompanied migrant child--Chavez
- The Moral and Political Imperative for Immigration Reform ASAP!--Chavez
- Taxing Working-Poor Families--Kammer
- Dr. King's enduring challenge to fund American promises--Mikulich
- Wage theft and worker exploitation: How unscrupulous employers steal from poor workers--Kammer
- Whatsoever you do...Immigration realities and the call of the Gospel--Chavez
- Book Review; Jane H. Hill, The Everyday Language of white Racism--Mikulich
- Gulf South children at the bottom of 2009 KIDS COUNT report--Kammer
- Prison doesn't pay: Gulf States Need to Shift Public Policy and Funding from Incarceration to Alternatives--Mikulich
- Hijacking health care for all--again! - Millions of Gulf South Children and Families without Health Coverage--Kammer
- Pope's new social encyclical--Mikulich & Kammer
- Gulf South unemployment increases by 66 percent
- Louisiana governor vetoes homeless assistance bill