Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference
This Council comes under the Episcopal Commission for Social Issues and International Affairs
To promote the social dimension of the Gospel with a view to building the civilisation of love.
The role of the Council for Justice and Peace is to support the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in promoting the social teaching of the Church and to advise on issues of social concern, both nationally and internationally.
Established in 2005 by the Irish Bishops’ Conference, the newly formed ICJSA, as the Council was formerly known, combined the Bishops’ Council for Social Welfare and the Irish Commission for Justice and Peace.
NICCOSA is a northern sub-committee of the Irish Council for Justice and Peace, made up largely of lay people with relevant expertise and experience who provide advice on social, political and legislative matters to the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland.
Vacant (recruitment pending)
Council for Justice and Peace (formerly ICJSA)
Columba Centre, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 (0)1 505 3000
Fax: +353 (0)1 601 6401
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Bishop John McAreavey (Chairman)
Bishop Kevin Doran
Fr Derek Farrell
Ms Joan Freeman
Prof Colin Harvey
Mr Martin Long
Mr Eamonn Meehan
Mr John-Mark McCafferty
Fr Kevin O’Gorman SMA
Dr Mary Shanahan
Prof John Sweeney
Books on Catholic Social Teaching
The following publications on the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church have been produced by the ICJSA and are available from Veritas
|Eoin G. Cassidy (ed), Who is my Neighbour?: Deus Caritas Est: An Encyclical for Our Times? (Dublin:Veritas, 2009) ISBN 978 1 84730 188 8|
|Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (Dublin: Veritas, 2005) ISBN 1 85390 839 8|
|Pádraig Corkery, Companion to the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (Dublin:Veritas, 2007) ISBN: 978 1 85390 959 7|
|Eoin G. Cassidy (ed.), The Common Good in an Unequal World: Reflections on the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (Dublin: Veritas, 2007) ISBN 1 84730 056 1|