When Economics Defines Climate Action

  Economics and policy, a marriage made in the public, political and societal eye – is one that not even...
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When Economics Defines Climate Action

Give up yer oul ideologies

  In early 1998, Tony Blair, then UK Prime Minister, addressed the French National Assembly. In fluent French, he described...
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Give up yer oul ideologies

Looking forward in 2021

  At the start of last year, we in the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice looked forward to 2020....
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Looking forward in 2021

A Shot in the Dark

It is important to ask why a request to vaccinate prisoners in the early stages of the programme is met with vehemence and opposition. The force of emotion expressed reflects something of our punitive instinct around justice and this particular instance exposes how in the end, that desire is self-destructive.
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A Shot in the Dark

Bug Hotel opens in Armagh

On Saturday 21st November, the ACRE Project came together to construct a Bug Hotel in the grounds of its community house in Mullacreevie Park, Co. Armagh.
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Bug Hotel opens in Armagh

CETA agreement should not be ratified

  Trade agreements are difficult things to discuss because they require such specialised knowledge and attention to detail. But they...
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CETA agreement should not be ratified

Painful awareness of environmental crisis

Perhaps the EPA report, which is unrelenting in its assessment, is the catalyst we need to become painfully aware of what is happening in our country as well as for a plan we can follow to change our collective habits.
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Painful awareness of environmental crisis

Keeping up with the Climate Bill

  Amongst the news of the US election and of potential vaccines that will hopefully help end this twilight zone...
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Keeping up with the Climate Bill

Shannon LNG planning permission quashed

The first step in this direction is acting on the promises made in the Programme for Government and definitively closing off all avenues of fracking importation and fossil fuel exploration in Ireland.
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Shannon LNG planning permission quashed

Vote This CAP Down

In an echo of the call we make to politicians here in Ireland to amend the Climate Bill, we now call on our MEPs and demand that they vote for an improved Common Agricultural Policy.
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Vote This CAP Down

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The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice works to combat injustice and marginalisation in Irish society, through social analysis, education and advocacy. The Centre highlights complex social issues, informs opinion and advocates for governmental policy change to create a fair and equitable society for all.

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Economic Justice

Economic Justice

Economic justice is perhaps the fulcrum around which all social justice debates in contemporary society rotate. In our political discourse, every question of human flourishing seems to be reduced to bottom-line thinking.

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

Care of creation or protection of the environment emerged as a key element of social justice in recent decades. The science of ecology has described the intricate web of relationships in which people play an active part for good and bad.

Housing Crisis

Housing Crisis

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. Without the security provided by having somewhere to live, physical and mental health is at risk.

Penal Policy

Penal Policy

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.

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When Economics Defines Climate Action

  Economics and policy, a marriage made in the public, political and societal eye – is one that not even debt can tear apart. The two are inextricable , and the power dynamic within their relationship is an important one to consider. When fiscal priorities are the parameters that frame policies, the results may not… Read more »

Give up yer oul ideologies

  In early 1998, Tony Blair, then UK Prime Minister, addressed the French National Assembly. In fluent French, he described the political ethos shaping New Labour and, more broadly, Third Way politics, as “an attempt to make realistic sense of the modern world. It is a world in which love of ideals is essential but… Read more »

Looking forward in 2021

  At the start of last year, we in the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice looked forward to 2020. We were full of anticipation of progress on environmental issues, saw signs of hope in the growing divestment from fossil fuels movement and were able to celebrate the Irish Government’s participation in that process. What… Read more »

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A Shot in the Dark

It is important to ask why a request to vaccinate prisoners in the early stages of the programme is met with vehemence and opposition. The force of emotion expressed reflects something of our punitive instinct around justice and this particular instance exposes how in the end, that desire is self-destructive.

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