Fr. Peter McVerry SJ
Peter McVerry is a Jesuit priest who has spent many years working with homeless young people. In 1979, he set up a hostel for homeless boys. Four years later he established the Arrupe Society, now known as the Peter McVerry Trust, to provide accommodation and support for young people who are homeless.
He is a long-term advocate of prison reform and he is the author of The Meaning is in the Shadows, a collection of writings reflecting his experiences of working in Dublin's inner city. He questions the structures that affect the lives of those on the margins and makes radical suggestions for change. His more recent book, Jesus: Social Revolutionary?, challenges churches to re-examine their priorities and says that social justice should be at the heart of all that the churches preach and do.