• Homily Notes for Climate Protests

    ClimateStrike web jcfjAs our approach to the climate emergency is informed by Laudato Si', our Social Theologian Kevin Hargaden has created Homily Notes to be used in church to accompany the day's readings, or by lay persons as a reflection for prayer.

    Read more

  • Why I'm Striking for Climate Action

    climate web jcfjOn Friday, September 20th, there will be a Global Climate Strike, a protest led by school students who are calling on everyone to make their voice heard and demand action on the climate emergency. Ciara Murphy is joining them.

    Read more

  • Retrofit Government Priorities

    web retrofit jcfjHundreds of homeowners have been left high and dry by the SEAI retrofit scheme. Kevin Hargaden asks if the Government is really as invested in climate breakdown mitigation as it should be?

    Read more

  • IPCC Report is More Than Cost Benefit Analysis

    jcfj web climate changeThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on land use was published today [8 August 2019]. It paints a stark but familiar picture of the impact human activities are having on the environment. The report, which draws on contributions from over 100 leading scientists from 52 countries across the world, highlights the need for action now, says Dr Ciara Murphy.

    Read more

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

Our Journal


Exploring Social Justice

Why Care - Social Justice Awareness for Younger People

Catholic Social Teaching in Action (2005)


Edited by Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice

Social teaching has sometimes been called the church's 'best kept secret'. The aim of this book is to make some of this teaching more widely known. The book brings together authors from a variety of backgrounds, men and women, Jesuits and lay, to explore some aspects of Catholic social teaching. The articles are written in readily accessible language and the areas covered include: the vision inspired by the notion of the dignity of the human person; social teaching and education; subsidiarity and the family etc. Catholic Social Teaching is a rich source to be drawn on for many areas of life. It has importance for personal and interpersonal, social and societal relationships, as well as relationships between nations and peoples.


 You can read selected extracts of the book in pdf format here:



pdfA Vision to Live By (Jim Corkery SJ)

pdfCatholic Social Teaching: The Real 'Third Way' (David Begg)

pdfCatholic Social Teaching: Opening the Chest (Susan Jones CHF)

pdfSolidarity in Catholic Social Teaching (Cathy Molloy)

pdfThe Contributors


To request a copy from the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice click here


Posted in Poverty & Inequality Publications

Print Email