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Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Dublin

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Jesuit Centre for
Faith and Justice, Dublin
Established1978; 46 years ago (1978)
John K. Guiney, SJ
Main organ
Working Notes
AffiliationsJesuit, Catholic

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Dublin, is an agency of the Irish province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). The Centre researches, publishes, advocates, and networks on social justice issues such as prison reform, housing, ecology, refugees, health policy, and on renewal in the Catholic Church.[1]


  • Prison issues – A report by the Centre recommended that prisoners aged 18–24 be accommodated separately from adults, for a variety of reasons given.[2] A staff member at the Centre authored a book on prison reform in Europe[3][4] which was widely noted in the press.[5][6][7] and academia.[8] The Centre also networks with eleven Jesuit research centres in nine countries in Europe to advocate for prison reform.[9]
  • Housing – The Centre argued for housing as a key voting issue in the elections in Ireland.[10][11][12]
  • Ecology – The Centre co-hosted a seminar with the University of Dublin on Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, Laudato si'.[13][14]
  • Health policy – The Centre coauthored with The Adelaide Hospital Society the policy paper "The Irish Health System, Vision, Values and Reality".[15]
  • Refugees – The Centre networks with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Ireland.[16]
  • Volunteering opportunities – The Centre promotes opportunities for insertion to both educate and lend assistance.[17]


  1. "JCFJ criticises 'doubling up' in Cork prison". Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  2. "Prison report urges Zappone to take on more responsibility". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  3. Book launch on imprisonment noted by ACJRD. Accessed 24 September 2016.
  4. Re-imaging Imprisonment in Europe. Dublin: Liffey. 2014. p. 304. ISBN 1908308567. Retrieved 24 September 2016. Search this book on
  5. "One-third of Irish prisoners who are locked up 23 hours a day are aged 18-24". The Irish Sun. 2016-05-31. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  6. "JCFJ Book launch: Re-Imagining Imprisonment in Europe | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)". Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  7. "Home - The Irish Catholic". The Irish Catholic. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  8. Prison book used by UCC. Accessed 24 September 2016.
  9. Scribani Network. Accessed 24 September 2016.
  10. "Housing Crisis Should be Key Issue in 2016 General Election, say four Church-related social justice organisations". Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  11. SVDP news on JCFJ and housing. Accessed 24 September 2016.
  12. " live mass and services from Churches in the UK and Ireland". Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  13. Romero, Yanira. "Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice to jointly host seminar on Laudato Si'on June 8th". Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  14. "News - Gardiner Street Parish". Gardiner Street Parish. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  15. "Publications". Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  16. "Links". Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  17. Volunteering opportunities. Accessed 24 September 2016.

Coordinates: 53°21′31.4″N 6°15′33.8″W / 53.358722°N 6.259389°W / 53.358722; -6.259389


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