The 1985 Whitaker Report

Peter McVerry SJ was on the Whitaker Committee in 1984 which reported to government the following year that communities are made safer not when we imprison more people for longer, but when those we imprison are released as better people, with more skills, more opportunities open to them and more hope that their future can be different from their past.
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The 1985 Whitaker Report

Planting Trees Across the Irish Jesuit Province

  On October 4th, to mark the end of the Season of Creation and coinciding with National Tree Day, communities,...
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Planting Trees Across the Irish Jesuit Province

‘Cop On’ Webinar Recording

For anyone who missed our 'Cop On' webinar with speakers Sean McDonagh and Jerry Mac Evilly about the COP26 climate summit, you can now watch a recording of the event.
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‘Cop On’ Webinar Recording

Suspicion and Trust: Housing For All

Policy papers and strategies should not just be taken at face value. They must be read with a critical eye to reveal their hidden meanings or obscured agendas. Their true meaning will emerge via an interpretation in which suspicion plays a crucial role.
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Suspicion and Trust: Housing For All

Copping On to COP

COP26 – What is it and why should I care? COP26, the annual global climate summit, is scheduled to take...
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A Shared Path Out of the Climate Crisis

Catholicism, Anglicanism, and Eastern Orthodoxy represent well over 1.6 billion people. Christians working together to combat climate change are an immense and therefore powerful demographic.
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A Shared Path Out of the Climate Crisis

COP26 – There is Still Hope

Hope that things will change for the better is part and parcel of events like COP. If change was not possible, if the situation was truly hopeless, these meetings would not happen. What we need now alongside our hope is the will to take action.
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COP26 – There is Still Hope

What To Do When A Never-ending War Ends

The truth is good. And sometimes we have to sit and wait and study and listen to discover the truth. Faced with human anguish on the scale of Afghanistan this week, lament is an act that pays respect to the suffering endured by those people.
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What To Do When A Never-ending War Ends

In The Environmental Breakdown, Everything is Connected

"Climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying" - IPCC Climate change is not an event; it is not something that...
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In The Environmental Breakdown, Everything is Connected

Reflections on the Unheard Voices of Prisoners

Early in the book, I read the sentence that has stayed with me longest: β€œIs it not time for some prison walls to come down and for society to have the courage and foresight to explore other options to address the issues of crime and punishment?”
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Reflections on the Unheard Voices of Prisoners

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.

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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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The 1985 Whitaker Report

Peter McVerry SJ was on the Whitaker Committee in 1984 which reported to government the following year that communities are made safer not when we imprison more people for longer, but when those we imprison are released as better people, with more skills, more opportunities open to them and more hope that their future can be different from their past.

Planting Trees Across the Irish Jesuit Province

  On October 4th, to mark the end of the Season of Creation and coinciding with National Tree Day, communities, schools and works across the Irish Jesuit Province were planting trees. We harbour no illusion that planting trees absolves us from the necessary, hard work of reducing our overall ecological impact. But this simple act… Read more »

‘Cop On’ Webinar Recording

For anyone who missed our ‘Cop On’ webinar with speakers Sean McDonagh and Jerry Mac Evilly about the COP26 climate summit, you can now watch a recording of the event.

Suspicion and Trust: Housing For All

Policy papers and strategies should not just be taken at face value. They must be read with a critical eye to reveal their hidden meanings or obscured agendas. Their true meaning will emerge via an interpretation in which suspicion plays a crucial role.

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