Irish Social Housing Books Reviewed

  The topic of private housing is given extensive and glowing coverage in the colour supplements of Irish newspapers, while...
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Irish Social Housing Books Reviewed

Release prisoners on remand to halt Covid-19

  Reduction of the remand population is a crucial component of any overarching strategy to reduce prison numbers to a...
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Release prisoners on remand to halt Covid-19

Spanish flu and the Christian response to need

  Two years ago,  on the centenary of the Spanish flu pandemic, Kevin Hargaden wrote about the need to address...
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Spanish flu and the Christian response to need

Are we slow to get the message of Covid-19?

  In many ways, the book of Exodus is the cornerstone of the bible. The story of liberation from slavery...
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Are we slow to get the message of Covid-19?

The Social Philosophy of Ireland’s Covid-19 Response

  Last Autumn, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice published an issue of Working Notes built around the theme...
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The Social Philosophy of Ireland’s Covid-19 Response

We are living through two global emergencies

  We are currently living through two global emergencies. Covid-19, an acute onset crisis, and the climate and biodiversity emergency,...
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We are living through two global emergencies

Prison Policy Response to Covid-19

  Keith Adams, JCFJ Social Policy Advocate, has sent a policy briefing document to Minister Charlie Flanagan and the Department...
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Prison Policy Response to Covid-19

Temporary Release Needed to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 to Prisons

  COVID-19 has not been hindered by national borders. It is naïve to presume that walls will hinder its spread....
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Temporary Release Needed to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 to Prisons

The weakened immunity of an individualistic society

  Our current market-focused political culture came to power after the oil crises of the 1970s. In normal circumstances, it...
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The weakened immunity of an individualistic society

Will EU-Funded Project Save Our Blanket Bogs?

Ireland has been awarded €12 million by the EU for the LIFE-IP PAF Wild Atlantic Nature project that will focus...
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Will EU-Funded Project Save Our Blanket Bogs?

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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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Irish Social Housing Books Reviewed

  The topic of private housing is given extensive and glowing coverage in the colour supplements of Irish newspapers, while the social housing sector is considered a dreary, detail-heavy question of policy. But three books about housing in Ireland which were published last year have revealed social housing to be a topic of fierce contestation.

Release prisoners on remand to halt Covid-19

  Reduction of the remand population is a crucial component of any overarching strategy to reduce prison numbers to a realistic level where the spread of Covid-19 can be delayed and mitigated, says Keith Adams.

Spanish flu and the Christian response to need

  Two years ago,  on the centenary of the Spanish flu pandemic, Kevin Hargaden wrote about the need to address structural injustices  in society and in our health system to prepare for the next global pandemic, and reminded us that Christians have always tended to the sick and marginalised.

Are we slow to get the message of Covid-19?

  In many ways, the book of Exodus is the cornerstone of the bible. The story of liberation from slavery and the idea that God identifies with the oppressed is the bass-line for Jesus’ ministry. But there was always one part of the narrative that I struggled with, says Kevin Hargaden.

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