Cost Rental-ish Housing and Strategy Delay

Whether they wanted it or not, this Government’s fortunes are inextricably linked with housing.
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Cost Rental-ish Housing and Strategy Delay

A Reconnection with Nature

It was just a few ducklings at the start. I mean, everyone likes ducklings don’t they? During lockdown there was little else to do but go to the local park for interminable walks. So I took a few photos on my iPhone of some ducklings in the pond, posted them to Instagram and watched the ‘likes’ roll in.
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A Reconnection with Nature

People’s Vaccine Launch

Today sees the launch of the People’s Vaccine Alliance, a campaign demanding that the Irish Government shows global leadership by committing to solving this problem. We have the resources to take a stand for fairness, equality, and global health. We should use them.
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People’s Vaccine Launch

Stan Swamy SJ, Indian Jesuit and Activist Has Died

Harsh Mander, a prominent activist, described Swamy as “devoted to selfless defence of Adivasi [indigenous] rights, gentle, brave. Even from prison he grieved not for himself but injustice to poor prisoners.”
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Stan Swamy SJ, Indian Jesuit and Activist Has Died

“The world does not need Ireland to feed it.”

“Food is more than just what we eat. The ways in which we produce, process and consume food touch every aspect of life on the planet. It is the foundation of our cultures, our economies and our relationship with the natural world. Food has the power to bring us together as families, as communities and as nations.”
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“The world does not need Ireland to feed it.”

The Only Thing Shrinking Faster than the Glaciers is our Attention Span

In his 2015 book, Don’t Even Think About It, George Marshall examines the psychological obstacles to thinking seriously about the...
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The Only Thing Shrinking Faster than the Glaciers is our Attention Span

Prisons Report Illustrates the Need to Build Back Better

A timely Inspector of Prisons’ Annual Report, published by the Department on Friday, provides much which should form the basis of such a debate on the future of our prison system. Here are what we in the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice consider the main points of interest in the report.
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Prisons Report Illustrates the Need to Build Back Better

The Long Lockdown

With the emergence of multiple vaccines, Ireland is in a very different position today compared with five months ago, when...
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The Long Lockdown

Conflict through an integral ecology lens

If you consider yourself a climate justice advocate, then it is also impossible to be ambivalent towards the destructive nature of war. It is a simple fact that suffering of the most vulnerable people is an injustice, whether as a result of climate change or armed conflict.
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Conflict through an integral ecology lens

Stan Swamy SJ is refused bail

“The only thing I request is to consider interim bail. I have been in deteriorating condition. I would rather be in Ranchi with my friends. Whatever happens to me, I would like to be with my own. I do not think any of that [hospitalisation] is going to help.”
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Stan Swamy SJ is refused bail

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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Cost Rental-ish Housing and Strategy Delay

Whether they wanted it or not, this Government’s fortunes are inextricably linked with housing.

A Reconnection with Nature

It was just a few ducklings at the start. I mean, everyone likes ducklings don’t they? During lockdown there was little else to do but go to the local park for interminable walks. So I took a few photos on my iPhone of some ducklings in the pond, posted them to Instagram and watched the ‘likes’ roll in.

People’s Vaccine Launch

Today sees the launch of the People’s Vaccine Alliance, a campaign demanding that the Irish Government shows global leadership by committing to solving this problem. We have the resources to take a stand for fairness, equality, and global health. We should use them.

Stan Swamy SJ, Indian Jesuit and Activist Has Died

Harsh Mander, a prominent activist, described Swamy as “devoted to selfless defence of Adivasi [indigenous] rights, gentle, brave. Even from prison he grieved not for himself but injustice to poor prisoners.”

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