Why care about social justice?
The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice launched “‘Why Care?’ – Social Justice Unit for Schools” on Wednesday 13 May in the JCFJ office, Upper Sherrard Street, at 2.00pm. This new web-based unit was developed through a collaboration between the Centre and a number of teachers from Jesuit schools. It was designed for second-level students, more specifically those in Transition, Fifth and Sixth Year, to explore such questions as ‘What is Social Justice?’ and ‘Why Should I Care?’. Focusing on housing and homelessness and on crime and prisons, the unit provides a step-by-step introduction to these subject areas. The material presented draws on the work of the Centre in highlighting these issues and advocating policy change in relation to them.