Our Mission & Values
Social Justice Ireland is working to build a just society through developing and delivering credible analysis and policy to improve society and the lives of people.
We identify sustainable options for the future and provide viable pathways forward. In all of this we focus on human rights and the common good.
We improve the quality of public policy by influencing the public debate to ensure it focuses on what matters most to people who are poor or vulnerable or in need. We focus especially on ensuring the future being developed is one in which all people and the whole person are developed simultaneously and in solidarity.
Social Justice Ireland promotes the values of both human dignity and the centrality of the community. The person is seen as growing and developing in a context that includes other people and the environment. Justice is understood in terms of right relationships.
A just society is one that is structured in such a way as to promote right relationships so that human rights are respected, human dignity is protected, human development is facilitated and the environment is respected and protected.
Social Justice Ireland speaks for those who have no voice in policy debates. We place a very high value on integrity in all we do and are confident enough to take an uncommon point of view or to propose an unpopular solution.