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  • Action changes things1Want to make a difference? Then apply for an Internship in the JCFJ

    Action Changes Things. The JCFJ is a catalyst for change, we undertake analysis into social issues including homelessness and imprisonment. All things social Justice. From this analysis and reflection we influence government policy and public opinion.

    We have two exciting opportunities, one in research and the other in campaigns and communications.

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  • Peter McVerry SJ The Failed Drug War

    "The War on drugs has long been lost", says Peter McVerry in submission to Government Committee investigating the decriminalisation of being in possession of drugs.

    In the submission Peter McVerry argues that the current policy of criminalising drug use is not working. He points out that the criminal justice system have prosecuted thousands, issuing fines and sending people to prison, yet the number of drug users continues to increase.

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  • Sylvia Miclat and Peter WalpolePeter Walpole SJ: a Jesuit with a Cosmovision

    In an interview with Fr Peter Walpole SJ during his recent visit to Ireland, the Irish Jesuit Missions hears of his work and his hopes for the future for young people. He comments on Pope Francis' stance on climate justice.

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  • housing crisisIreland’s Dysfunctional Housing System

    ‘Homelessness is worse now than at any time in recent memory’ says Peter McVerry SJ in our latest issue of Working Notes. In his article he draws attention to some of the serious problems being faced by tens of thousands of households in Ireland today in terms of housing access, affordability and security.

    McVerry describes the Irish housing system today as ‘dysfunctional’, with all three sectors – the private housing market, the social housing sector and the private rented sector – in crisis at the same time. The most visible and extreme consequence of that dysfunctionality is the significant increase in homelessness.

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