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Women in Prison: the Need for a Critical Review

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) is holding a seminar entitled Women in Prison: the Need for a Critical Review, on Thursday 22 May, 5-7pm, in the Bar Council Law Library, Dublin 7. The keynote speaker is Baroness Corston, author of The Corston Report, a review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system of England ...

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Preaching a radical Jesus

Speaking at the launch of his new book, Jesus: Social Revolutionary?, Peter McVerry SJ commented: “For me, the life and work of Jesus should mean that a huge commitment to social justice should be at the heart of all that the Christian churches preach and do”. He added an expression of regret that “the Churches’ emphasis on personal conversion fails ...

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Broadening student horizons

Six University College Dublin (UCD) students have just finished a two month work experience in several projects within the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ). The projects included developing a marketing plan for the Centre’s publication and online resource: ‘Towards a Directory of Irish Criminological Research’, and a study of factors that help ex-prisoners stay out of prison. The ...

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Peter McVerry book launch

Bishop Willie Walsh and journalist Vincent Browne will launch Peter McVerry SJ’s latest book Jesus: Social Revolutionary? The launch will take place next Tuesday April 29, hosted by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. According to the author, in the context of an Ireland that has become unbelievably rich but where many feel uncomfortable at the levels of homelessness ...

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Jesus: social revolutionary?

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) has announced the publication of Jesus: social revolutionary? This new book is written by one of the JCFJ team, Peter McVerry SJ, and published by Veritas. Tony O’Riordan SJ, director of the JCFJ, states that the book is “an attempt to open a debate about the meaning of our faith and the ...

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Jesuit Centre questions Thornton Hall prison move

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has just published the April 2008 issue of Working Notes entitled Thornton Hall Prison – A Progressive Move?. It focuses on concerns about the proposed relocation of both the Central Mental Hospital and the Dóchas Centre, the women’s prison in Mountjoy, to the controversial new prison complex at Thornton Hall, north county Dublin. ...

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JCFJ book comes out in Spanish

A book produced by the Irish Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has recently been translated into Spanish and will now reach a much wider readership. The Development of Peoples: Challenges for Today and Tomorrow was translated by ALBOAN, a partner organisation of the JCFJ, and will be distributed by the Spanish Jesuit publishing house Mensajero, under the title El ...

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Housing Minister visits JCFJ

On Wednesday 30 January Mr Batt O’Keeffe TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Housing at the Department of the Environment, visited the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. Accompanied by officials from his department, the Minister met with Margaret Burns, Eoin Carroll, Peter McVerry SJ and Tony O’Riordan SJ. The Minister also met with some young people who are ...

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