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  • prisonDeveloping Inside: Transforming Prison for Young Adults

    The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, will be launching their report, Developing Inside: Transforming Prison for Young Adults, on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 11am in the Alexander Hotel, 41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2.

    The report presents an in-depth analysis of the unique needs of 18-24 year olds in prison and calls for radical policy reform in this area.

    At the launch, people can ‘experience’ solitary confinement through the use of props and virtual reality.

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  • 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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  • searching for refuge jcfjCriticism Directed at Asylum Process at Launch of 'Search for Refuge'

    At 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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  • Paris AgreementsTimely signing of the Paris Agreement on Earth Day, but much more is needed

    This Earth Day, Friday 22nd April, world leaders gather to sign the Paris Agreement. Although the Agreement reflects political consensus on tackling climate change, action is urgently required to help translate ambition into reality. Catherine Devitt, environmental justice officer with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice argues that we need to move beyond a narrow framing of environmental problems, to embrace a more holistic perspective which helps transform how we view our relationships with each other and the environment. 

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