Ancient Scriptures and Contemporary Problems

I have spent a lot of time in the last month reading and re-reading an odd, short book in the...
Read More
Ancient Scriptures and Contemporary Problems

Ireland Remains a Neoliberal State

A certain sector of the Irish population seems to strongly dislike David McWilliams. He is often the butt of jokes...
Read More
Ireland Remains a Neoliberal State

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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
“Lord, when did we see you hungry…?”

Who we are

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.

More about us

What we do

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.

Latest News

Neon Yellow lights against a black wall that say 'You Belong Here'

Ancient Scriptures and Contemporary Problems

I have spent a lot of time in the last month reading and re-reading an odd, short book in the Hebrew Scriptures. Ruth is just 85 verses long, spread over 4 chapters. On the surface it tells a fable so familiar, Netflix could adapt it and market it as a rom-com – it’s a story… Read more »

The signage is removed from the old Anglo Irish Bank building, April 20, 2011

Ireland Remains a Neoliberal State

A certain sector of the Irish population seems to strongly dislike David McWilliams. He is often the butt of jokes where something mean appears to have replaced something witty in the punchline. He’s like our answer to Malcolm Gladwell, someone with a prominent platform that seeks to make complicated things simple, even if that runs… Read more »

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 »

News  

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 »

More News

Sign up for Working Notes

Working Notes is a journal published by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. The journal focuses on social, economic and theological analysis of Irish society. It has been produced since 1987.


Search