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Christine Dragonette Promotes Love in Action at St. Francis Xavier College Church

By Ignatius Plato Social justice is central to the Society of Jesus’ way of proceeding. Christine Dragonette, the director of social ministry at St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis, shares fully in this mission, basing all she does in love of her neighbors. Dragonette has served in social ministry at the parish for …

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Annie Phoenix, Ph.D., Named Executive Director at the Jesuit Social Research Institute

April 2022 – Following a nationwide search, Annie Phoenix, Ph.D., has been selected as the new executive director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI), based at Loyola University New Orleans. She began with JSRI on April 1. Dr. Phoenix specializes in supporting social justice organizations to identify needs, design programs and secure funding. Before joining …

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Service Milestone: Jesuit Grants Collaborative tops $20M in Grants for Partnering Organizations

The Jesuit Grants Collaborative recently celebrated a significant milestone: $20 million raised for nonprofit organizations in the Ignatian family. This unique ministry of the Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern Province has claimed an annual average of $1.25M in grant awards since it began partnering with Jesuit-affiliated works and institutions in 2005. The Jesuit Grants Collaborative …

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Sue Weishar: Guided by Encounter

By Mary Baudouin Sue Weishar knew as a young girl that she wanted to experience cultures other than the one she knew growing up in the Midwest. That desire led her around the world – to Samoa as a Peace Corps Volunteer and to Guatemala as a teacher – and to Louisiana as coordinator of international students at the University of Louisiana Lafayette and director of Immigration and Refugee Services …

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‘The leader we needed’: Fr. Fred Kammer Retires from Jesuit Social Research Institute

By MegAnne Liebsch May 13, 2020 — Here are just a few of the phrases friends and colleagues use to describe Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ: Social justice hero. Born leader. Visionary writer Strategic planner. Faithful servant. Enthusiastic cook. Skilled dancer. At 76, Fr. Kammer has accrued a larger-than-life reputation in Jesuit circles. It is well …

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Jesuit Social Research Institute

Rooted in the faith that does justice, the Jesuit Social Research Institute works to transform the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education, and advocacy on the core issues of poverty, race, and migration.