• Jesuit Centre welcomes Dáil support for Divestment Bill as a hopeful sign for climate action

    air pollutionThe Centre welcomes the Dáil’s decision to support the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill.

    The Bill will bring about legislation requiring Ireland’s National Strategic Investment Fund to withdraw over €8 billion worth of taxpayers money from fossil fuel companies, and ban any future investments in the fossil fuel industry.

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  • Working Notes 79: Justice in the Global Economy

    Issue 79 front coverIn February 2016, the Jesuit Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology and for Higher Education in Rome published a Special Report on Justice in the Global Economy.

    The Report was compiled by an international group of Jesuits and lay colleagues in the fields of social science and economics, philosophy and theology. This issue of Working Notes is a response to the Report.

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  • Community alternatives have better impact than imprisonment in reducing re-offending, says Jesuit Centre

    eoin carroll1The latest report from the Central Statistics Office shows that half of young adults in prison re-offend within three years upon release. Clearly, a different approach is needed.
    Community programmes allow those who have caused harm to ‘pay back’ for the hurt caused, to make reparation.

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  • Ireland’s inaction an affront to global climate agreement

    climate chaosWednesday October 5th marked the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Undoubtedly, this is a welcomed milestone in international efforts to curb dangerous climate change levels; however without committed, ambitious and tangible efforts at a national level, the goals of the agreement will not be achieved.

    In response to the ratification, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition – which the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice is a member of – criticised Ireland’s weak response on climate action. Read their press release below.

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About the Centre

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice is dedicated to creating a better society for all by promoting social justice & policy reform through research, awareness raising & advocacy.

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People in prison are amongst the most marginalised and vulnerable in our society. The majority have left school early, experience literacy and learning difficulties and have a history of unemployment... Click here to view all of our material on Penal Policy

Environmental protection has emerged as a key element of social justice debates in recent decades... Click here to view all of our material on Environmental Justice

The election of Pope Francis has given people hope that the deep crisis that affects the Catholic Church in Ireland can be tackled... Click here to view all of our material on Theological issues 

The right to a safe and secure place to live is one of the most basic human rights, it is fundamental to enable people to live a dignified life... Click here to view all of our material on Housing Policy

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