The focus of the first prayer intention of the New Year is inter-religious dialogue and is “further incontrovertible evidence that Pope Francis is a man of dialogue”.
“The fact that these talks are being held when millions along eastern Africa are experiencing chronic food shortages due to drought highlights exactly what is at stake."
“Science & technology have placed in our hands unprecedented power: it is our duty towards humanity, the poor and future generations, to use it for the common good.”
“We are focusing far too much on the performance of the economy and not nearly enough on issues such as aging, social housing and sustainability" - Dr Seán Healy.
“For me Catherine McCauley was a real icon, a feminist icon, in the way she challenged the status quo of her time and prioritised supporting vulnerable women and girls."
"The IMU has a responsibility to do what we can to keep mission alive in this country as we struggle with the many questions posed to our faith and missionary commitment."
Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.
Conference statement says, "Human-induced climate change is a scientific reality, and its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity."
"We remember the fallen and are still numbed by recollection of the scale of the human loss the conflict engendered: almost 1 million soldiers died in the Battle of Verdun."
Government should increase basic social welfare rates by €5 in Budget 2014. This is essential because the value of basic social welfare payments has fallen when measured against average weekly earnings across all employment sectors since the downturn began. The Old Age Pension system should be replaced with a universal [...]
It’s not rocket science – school costs too much. This was the simple message SVP Social Justice brought to the Oireachtas Committee which yesterday launched their Tackling Back to School Costs report. While SVP welcomes the Joint Oireachtas report on the costs of education it is impatient to press on and [...]
Social Justice Ireland Policy Briefing on Budget 2014 argues that: There should be no more cuts in expenditure in Budget 2014. A minimum effective corporate tax rate (6%) and a maximum effective income tax rate (45%) should be introduced. Tax credits and welfare rates should rise by €5 a week. Budget 2014 [...]