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

Extinction Rebellion & Protesting About Protests

Last week saw the most concerted campaign yet by the Irish wing of the international environmental activist group, Extinction Rebellion...
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Extinction Rebellion & Protesting About Protests

Budget 2020: A Tale of Three Crises

While the Irish Government has paid lip service to the existence of both a housing and homelessness crisis and to...
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Budget 2020: A Tale of Three Crises

Afforestation Plan Can’t See The Wood For The Trees

The Irish Government's afforestation plan is to plant 22 million trees every year for the next 20 years. While this...
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Afforestation Plan Can’t See The Wood For The Trees

EU Report Finds Homelessness Figures Misreported

A recently published report by the European Commission echoes the view of the JCFJ that there is “statistical obfuscation, if...
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EU Report Finds Homelessness Figures Misreported

Climate Strikers Want A Just Transition

The Global Climate Strikes that take place this Friday (20th September) are about demanding that climate breakdown be addressed with...
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Climate Strikers Want A Just Transition

Homily Notes for Climate Protests

As our approach to the climate emergency is informed by Laudato Si', our Social Theologian Kevin Hargaden has created Homily...
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Homily Notes for Climate Protests

Why I’m Striking for Climate Action

On Friday, September 20th, there will be a Global Climate Strike, a protest led by school students who are calling...
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Why I’m Striking for Climate Action

Retrofit Government Priorities

Hundreds of homeowners have been left high and dry by the SEAI retrofit scheme. Kevin Hargaden asks if the Government is...
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Retrofit Government Priorities

IPCC Report is More Than Cost Benefit Analysis

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on land use was published today [8 August 2019]. It paints...
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IPCC Report is More Than Cost Benefit Analysis

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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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Neoliberalism as a Religion

This episode of The Ethics Age podcast is the first in a series of four which discuss the book, Theological Ethics in a Neoliberal Age by Kevin Hargaden, social theologian of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ). The book addresses the Christian problem with wealth and provides a persuasive theological critique of neoliberalism.… Read more »

Extinction Rebellion & Protesting About Protests

Last week saw the most concerted campaign yet by the Irish wing of the international environmental activist group, Extinction Rebellion (XR). Those who think it is a disproportionate response would be wise to think again. While the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice is not aligned with XR (we are committed to addressing climate injustice… Read more »

Budget 2020: A Tale of Three Crises

While the Irish Government has paid lip service to the existence of both a housing and homelessness crisis and to a climate crisis, Budget 2020 reveals that action is reserved for the fiscal crisis that could emerge from a No Deal Brexit. A Budget Without Precedence Last Tuesday, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe used language… Read more »

Afforestation Plan Can’t See The Wood For The Trees

The Irish Government’s afforestation plan is to plant 22 million trees every year for the next 20 years. While this sounds ambitious it will do nothing more than reach quantitative targets as it currently lacks the substance and complexity to reduce our carbon footprint, says Ciara Murphy. On the surface the Government’s plan sounds positive.… Read more »

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