Category: Theology

No Good News Without Justice

What’s the point of having a centre for faith and justice if the faithful don’t really care about justice?

Remembering Hiroshima, Remembering Arrupe

The Enola Gay was already 15 kilometres away when the bomb detonated 44 seconds later, about 700m above ground. Bob Caron was the only crew member facing the city. He saw the air crinkle from the horizon and then three successive waves caused the plane to creak, groan, and shake. The crew reported their mouths filled with a sour taste. The captain remembers whispering, “My god, what have we done?”

Prof. Anna Rowlands Lecture now on YouTube

‘We are first of all, not doers of the common good, but receivers of the common good. And then co-creators and participants within an active process in history. We are witnesses to that good. And in a suffering world, we are those called to lament, to rage and to struggle for the victory of that life.’

Reconnect to Nature – Interview with Cécile Renouard

We have to develop an integrated and holistic perspective. If we help people to reconnect to nature, to their own body, to their own feelings, then they will see how the quality of relationships is important and has to be promoted at all levels. With this change of perspective, people will understand that the “one health” is linked with environmental, animal, and human health.

The Myth of ‘Green’ Electric Cars

The electric car is not a solution to our environmental problems, it is a solution to the motor industry’s problem.

Inaugural JCFJ Annual Lecture with Anna Rowlands

The lecture takes place on Thursday March 24th at 7pm at the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin. It is a free event but registration is necessary.

Poster for God is Not White

JCFJ Webinar: God is Not White

Next Thursday, November 25th, at 12:30pm Dublin time, JCFJ is proud to host Dr Taido Chino for a conversation about racism and Christianity. Dr Chino, who teaches at Augustana College in Illinois, will explore not just the problem of racism, but the ways in which our spiritual convictions can help us to make a meaningful… Read more »

19th Century eviction of an Irish tenant with battering ram

Squatters, Right?

Squatting may be a crime, but the Christian tradition speaks with one voice: vacancy is a sin.

two men stand at the Orca Plant in Iceland

A Shared Path Out of the Climate Crisis

Catholicism, Anglicanism, and Eastern Orthodoxy represent well over 1.6 billion people. Christians working together to combat climate change are an immense and therefore powerful demographic.

Military helicopter on patrol in Afghanistan

What To Do When A Never-ending War Ends

The truth is good. And sometimes we have to sit and wait and study and listen to discover the truth. Faced with human anguish on the scale of Afghanistan this week, lament is an act that pays respect to the suffering endured by those people.