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Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J.


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Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J., executive director, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans presented a Justice Education lecture, "Building Justice in the Cities" on Sunday, December 4, 2011. Fr. Fred Kammer spoke on the core issues of poverty affecting urban areas and how we begin to break the cycle of poverty and build justice in our cities.

Fr. Kammer received his J.D. from Yale University and his M.Div. from Loyola University of Chicago. Fr. Kammer has served as provincial superior for the Jesuits of the New Orleans Province, president of Catholic Charities USA, the nation's largest voluntary social service network, and as a policy advisor for health and welfare issues at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


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