• Time to End Severe Confinement of Young Adults in Prison

    developing insideThe Centre has called on the Government to end ‘severe confinement’ for young adults in prison. Out of fear for their own safety, 100+ young adults (aged 18–24) are spending up to 23 hours a day in their cell.

    Our latest report, Developing Inside: Transforming Prison for Young Adults recommends that Youth Justice, under the Department of Children and Youth Affairs be assigned responsibility for 18–24 year olds in prison.

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  • Reading Between the Lines of The Joy of Love

    amoris laetitiaLiberals have argued that the Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis, The Joy of Love, is disappointingly traditionalist.Traditionalists, ironically, are disturbed that it is too innovative. 

    In an article in the June Furrow JCFJ staff member Gerry O’Hanlon outlines why he thinks that, by reading between the lines, the traditionalists are closer to the truth, but he sees this truth as potentially revolutionary and liberating for Church reform.

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  • Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice to jointly host seminar on Laudato Si’on June 8th

    caring for our common home1Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice to jointly host seminar on Laudato Si’on June 8th

    On June 8th, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and Trόcaire, in association with the Loyola Institute (Trinity College Dublin) will host a seminar event titled ‘Caring for our Common Home; Towards an Integrated Perspective on Society and the Environment’. The seminar will mark the first anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’, the social and environmental encyclical letter from Pope Francis.

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  • Criticism Directed at Asylum Process at Launch of 'Search for Refuge'

    searching for refuge jcfjAt the launch of ‘The Search for Refuge’, the May 2016 issue of Working Notes (the Journal of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice), Judge McMahon expressed frustration at the failure to meaningfully improve living conditions and supports for asylum applicants in Ireland. During 2015, the average processing time doubled for first instance cases, and by the end of the year, the number of pending cases had trebled. To read more, ‘Search for Refuge’ can be accessed at www.workingnotes.ie

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