‘War on Christmas’ Rhetoric is Political Distraction

Christians don’t need to wage any wars in defence of Christmas. But we do need to find new ways to...
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‘War on Christmas’ Rhetoric is Political Distraction

From COP in Egypt to your Parish – How we care for our Common Home

From COP in Egypt to your Parish – How we care for our Common Home COP27  – the primary forum...
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From COP in Egypt to your Parish – How we care for our Common Home

Tis the season… to protest

Weeks of relentless advertising have started, all designed to part people from their money at this, ‘the most wonderful time...
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Tis the season… to protest

In defence of those annoying climate activists

How should we respond to the disruption caused by climate activists? It seems that the pattern established in response to...
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In defence of those annoying climate activists

Prisoners’ Sunday: Going Beyond Sympathy

  This weekend marks Prisoners’ Sunday, a moment in the year prompting us to pause and consider the men, women,...
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Prisoners’ Sunday: Going Beyond Sympathy

Biodiversity Youth Citizens Assembly is a Call to Action

 “We must treat the Earth like we do our family and friends, and give it the right to be treated...
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Biodiversity Youth Citizens Assembly is a Call to Action

Eviction ban furore underlines need for public housing

Even when landlords are not selling up, tenants in private rental accommodation have limited security. One recent example reveals that...
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Eviction ban furore underlines need for public housing

Homelessness ‘not an inevitability’

Our research had shown us, time and time again, that homelessness is not an inevitability, not some unintended by-product of...
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Homelessness ‘not an inevitability’

When Your Wages Don’t Make Rent

For most of us, time is money. Quite literally. We live in a society where the majority of people exchange...
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When Your Wages Don’t Make Rent

Prison Buildings are Not Enough

Because prisoners depend on prison staff for their most basic needs, the research concludes that it is critical to the...
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Prison Buildings are Not Enough

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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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‘War on Christmas’ Rhetoric is Political Distraction

Christians don’t need to wage any wars in defence of Christmas. But we do need to find new ways to sustain the transformative message of Christmas in our contemporary age.

Parish as Oasis

From COP in Egypt to your Parish – How we care for our Common Home

From COP in Egypt to your Parish – How we care for our Common Home COP27  – the primary forum in which nations negotiates climate action – came to an end on Sunday. The closing documents of this summit saw some advances being made in climate justice for Global South Nations with the establishment of… Read more »

Tis the season… to protest

Weeks of relentless advertising have started, all designed to part people from their money at this, ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. But there’s nothing wonderful about it for the 11,000 people who are homeless, or for more than 3,000 children who will spend it in emergency accommodation. What kind of Christmas are they going to have?

In defence of those annoying climate activists

How should we respond to the disruption caused by climate activists? It seems that the pattern established in response to historical activism including the movement for universal suffrage and the civil rights campaign in the USA is being followed here. Both these movements have universal support today but were deeply distrusted and even despised when still fighting their battle.

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