The Sight of Homelessness

It has been difficult to remain unmoved by the many images of homelessness and poverty which have confronted us in...
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The Sight of Homelessness

Election 2020 Guide: Prison Reform

Prison reform is not a topic that is high on the election agenda. However, the inhumane conditions of our prisons...
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Election 2020 Guide: Prison Reform

Election 2020 Guide: The Economy

In our general election guide to the economy, our Social Theologian, Kevin Hargaden says we should ask ourselves who the...
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Election 2020 Guide: The Economy

Election 2020 Guide: Housing and Homelessness

  The Irish housing and homelessness crisis is a crucial election issue. In this guide to the topic, our Social...
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Election 2020 Guide: Housing and Homelessness

Election 2020 Guide: The Environment

Our series of guides for the upcoming general election will help you decide who deserves your vote. We cover the...
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Election 2020 Guide: The Environment

Australia Fires Burning Through Aboriginal Identity

Australia’s bushfires are a devastating consequence of a combination of environmental and social injustices, decades in the making. For Aboriginal...
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Australia Fires Burning Through Aboriginal Identity

A Good News Focus for the New Year

2020 is just a week old, but between the prospect of war and a continent aflame, it is all-too-easy to...
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A Good News Focus for the New Year

Prisons: Disappearing the Failures of Social Services

Last week, a homeless, brain-damaged man was revealed to have been on indefinite remand for over a year within the...
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Prisons: Disappearing the Failures of Social Services

Launch of the JCFJ Strategic Plan (2019-2023)

On December 5th, 2019, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice welcomed friends, supporters and collaborators to the beautiful Ignatian...
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Launch of the JCFJ Strategic Plan (2019-2023)

Neoliberalism as a Religion

This episode of The Ethics Age podcast is the first in a series of four which discuss the book, Theological...
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Neoliberalism as a Religion

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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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The Sight of Homelessness

It has been difficult to remain unmoved by the many images of homelessness and poverty which have confronted us in the past weeks and months. A young boy kneels to eat a warm meal provided by a soup kitchen. Using a piece of cardboard, probably provided by a parent, he is trying to prevent the… Read more »

Election 2020 Guide: Prison Reform

Prison reform is not a topic that is high on the election agenda. However, the inhumane conditions of our prisons and the number of prisoners who come from backgrounds characterised by poverty and trauma should concern us as members of a modern, progressive society.

Election 2020 Guide: The Economy

In our general election guide to the economy, our Social Theologian, Kevin Hargaden says we should ask ourselves who the economy serves, and how it is affecting our lives and the life of the planet.

Election 2020 Guide: Housing and Homelessness

  The Irish housing and homelessness crisis is a crucial election issue. In this guide to the topic, our Social Justice Advocate, Keith Adams says our incoming politicians need to answer questions about expenditure and payments to private landlords, as well as their position on the right to housing.

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