Welcome to Why Care.ie!

What barriers can exist for some people in accessing these supports? What problems can these inequalities create in our society? Most importantly; why should we care?

whycareExplore our website to find out more about social justice, housing & homelessness, and crime & prison. Click here to see a short introduction.

To accompany this website, and with help from the Jesuit Education Desk, we have developed a junior cycle module entitled On the Margins. This module explores issues of social justice and focuses in particular on how society responds to crime and the use of imprisonment. As part of a Religious Education (RE) or Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) programme this module supports students in exploring contemporary issues within a moral context. Click here for further information
Sample: Lesson 1 of On the Margins, So we all start out equal? is available here.
For more information on the module, please contact us.

This site has been created as an educational initiative by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - a non-profit organisation working on behalf of those suffering injustice or disadvantage in society. At the heart of our work lies the belief that every human being deserves dignity and respect. We work to achieve equality by representing the needs of some of the most marginalised people in our society, by seeking changes to governmental policy and practice and by raising public awareness on difficult social issues.

We would like to thank all those who contributed to Why Care.ie, in particular Eoin Carroll, Frank Clarke, Joe Putti, Lena Jacobs, Louise Gallagher, Róisín O'Grady, Helen Barden and Tony O'Riordan SJ.