Fascism… or folly?

  Last weekend, in the middle of a worsening pandemic, a crowd of almost a thousand people marched through the...
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Fascism… or folly?

Agriculture Appeals Bill Must be Redrafted

  The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has made a submission to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...
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Agriculture Appeals Bill Must be Redrafted

Interrogating Irish Racism

  Last weekend, Irish social media lit up with the sharing of a shocking video. By habit and disposition, I...
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Interrogating Irish Racism

Receiving a Wooden Bowl

Imagine if death was somehow suspended, causing people who are close to their demise or severely injured to exist, in...
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Receiving a Wooden Bowl

Homelessness: Public Health Response Would Remove Complexity

At the end of July, we witnessed a surge in the number of deaths of people who were homeless or...
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Homelessness: Public Health Response Would Remove Complexity

Supreme Court sides with Climate Case

On July 31st 2020, in an historic judgement, the Irish Supreme Court found in favour of Climate Case Ireland, quashing...
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Supreme Court sides with Climate Case

Apple and the ethics of taxation

  The EU Commission ruled in 2016 that Ireland had illegally offered State aid to Apple in their tax arrangements....
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Apple and the ethics of taxation

The Political Reality of Dignity

  The age in which we live is, apparently, one of seismic political shifts. For some, a dangerous popularism is...
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The Political Reality of Dignity

Climate Case Ireland

  This week saw Climate Case Ireland take to the Supreme Court to bring their case against the Irish Government...
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Climate Case Ireland

The Unintended Prison Experiment

  We have never been so obsessed with experiments. In some sense, our former way of life ostensibly hinges on...
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The Unintended Prison Experiment

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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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Fascism… or folly?

  Last weekend, in the middle of a worsening pandemic, a crowd of almost a thousand people marched through the streets of Dublin, protesting at what they saw as illegitimate restrictions on their freedoms. Most of us agree that these “restrictions” are in fact sensible public health procedures and fail to understand how being asked… Read more »

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Agriculture Appeals Bill Must be Redrafted

  The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has made a submission to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on the ‘Agriculture Appeals (Amendment) Bill 2020’. With this submission we hope to contribute to the to the ongoing discussion of the importance of maintaining and enhancing the ecological integrity of our ecosystems through… Read more »

Interrogating Irish Racism

  Last weekend, Irish social media lit up with the sharing of a shocking video. By habit and disposition, I try to avoid clicking on these links. My world is distressing enough as it is at the moment and it is easier to process things when presented in black and white in text. Full colour… Read more »

Receiving a Wooden Bowl

Imagine if death was somehow suspended, causing people who are close to their demise or severely injured to exist, in a catatonic state? Portuguese author, Jose Saramago posits this scenario in his novel Death with Interruptions. He considers it as a thought experiment, teasing out its potential political, economic, and social ramifications, often with surprising… Read more »

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