• Interrogating Stanley Hauerwas

    INVITE webStanley Hauerwas is arguably the most influential moral theologian of the last generation. On Saturday 30th June, he appears at an event in All Hallow's Campus, DCU with fellow theologian Brian Brock to discuss the book 'Beginnings: Interrogating Hauerwas' which is edited by the JCFJ's Kevin Hargaden.

    In a series of audio posts, Kevin Hargaden explains who Stanley Hargaden is and why we should be interested in this 'outspoken pacifist'. The book's co-author Brian Brock is a collaborator and friend of Hauerwas who is also introduced to us here

    The book 'Beginnings: Interrogating Hauerwas' is important on at least two levels. As an academic guide it provides an introduction to reading Hauerwas's work over the past four decades. It also tackles the contentious issues within it like medical ethics, peacemaking and virtue theory. The book lives up to its original title 'Hard Questions'. 

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  • Stop Ignoring Chronic Prison Problems

    Stop ignoring the chronic problems in our prisonsThe Irish Prison Service and the Minister for Justice and Equality must stop ignoring chronic problems in our prisons including  overcrowding, restricted regimes and a lack of provision for young adults.

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  • Working Notes Issue 82

    working notes webWorking Notes has a brand new look! In Issue 82, we look back on the ten years since the crash.

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  • Policy and Research Internship

    Intern wantedThe Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) is inviting applications for the position of Policy and Research Intern. The ideal candidate will have a passion for social justice issues, e.g. the rights and needs of people in prison, a desire to solve homelessness or stop climate change, be a self-starter and have excellent organisational skills.

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About the Centre

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.

Analysis on our Key Issues

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... Click here to view all of our material on Penal Policy

Environmental protection has emerged as a key element of social justice debates in recent decades... Click here to view all of our material on Environmental Justice

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... Click here to view all of our material on Housing Policy

In our political discourse, every question of human flourishing seems to be reduced to bottom-line thinking. This focus on riches impoverishes our shared discourse and has serious negative consequences for society Click here to view material on Economic Justice

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice focuses on a number of other issues... Explore all here

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Exploring Social Justice

Why Care - Social Justice Awareness for Younger People