Laudato Si week and functioning democracy

Laudato Si’ was published 9 years ago this week. “Laudato Si’ Week” began as a way to celebrate the first...
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Laudato Si week and functioning democracy

The Lepers of the Road

It is National Bike Week and the transport news is dominated by escooters. On Monday next, they finally become legal...
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The Lepers of the Road

History’s Warning to the Protest Haters

Last weekend, students from Trinity College, Dublin blockaded the library where the Book of Kells is on display and established...
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History’s Warning to the Protest Haters

Safe transport infrastructure is not only a social justice issue but a matter of life and death

Last week stands out in one's mind as significant in terms of safety and active transport. On the 24th of...
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Safe transport infrastructure is not only a social justice issue but a matter of life and death

Ecological Humanism

A World Worthy of Enjoyment The acclaimed American novelist, Marilynne Robinson, has published a most unusual book - a commentary...
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Ecological Humanism

Prison Expansion: The Population Growth Fallacy

Rhetoric will inevitably increase as a “tough on crime” arms race will ensue between the three largest parties, with Independents...
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Prison Expansion: The Population Growth Fallacy

Outside the Walls

While for most people, the holiday ended with the finishing of the last bit of chocolate egg, this is the first...
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Outside the Walls

“Lord, when did we see you hungry…?”

A guest post from a friend of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Toni Pyke. Toni will be joining...
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“Lord, when did we see you hungry…?”

Community Gardens – More than just food

A new community garden is opening in Clongowes Wood College. In time this project will yield not only a food...
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Community Gardens – More than just food

Equal before the Law?

This article, by Fr Peter McVerry SJ, originally appeared Reality magazine in 2016. Eight years on and it is as...
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Equal before the Law?

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Economic Justice

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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.

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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

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Penal Policy

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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.

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Laudato Si week and functioning democracy

Laudato Si’ was published 9 years ago this week. “Laudato Si’ Week” began as a way to celebrate the first anniversary of the publication – a groundbreaking appeal for environmental care as a justice and devotional issue –  and the tradition has been maintained since. This year, the event coincides with Biodiversity Week and focuses… Read more »

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The Lepers of the Road

It is National Bike Week and the transport news is dominated by escooters. On Monday next, they finally become legal in Ireland, albeit with a range of restrictions that would never be countenanced for motor vehicles. The five kg of an escooter seems to elicit more fear in the Road Safety Authority than the two-thousand… Read more »

History’s Warning to the Protest Haters

Last weekend, students from Trinity College, Dublin blockaded the library where the Book of Kells is on display and established an encampment of tents on the lawn in front of the Arts block. They were protesting the fact that the university has investments in three firms that are blacklisted by the UN for their involvement… Read more »

Safe transport infrastructure is not only a social justice issue but a matter of life and death

Last week stands out in one’s mind as significant in terms of safety and active transport. On the 24th of April, a 22-year-old student studying in Dun Laoghaire was knocked down and killed by a truck. She will be remembered as “the kindest, gentlest” daughter and “a blessing” in the life of her friends and partner. She… Read more »

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