2019: Volume 108
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I propose to offer some observations on the themes raised in the other papers, based on my own experience as a labour market practitioner over many years. Christian ethics has never been an abstract concept in industrial relations in Ireland.
Don’t Mention It: The Unacknowledged Tie between Religion and Labour Law
Thomas C Kohler
The unacknowledged tie between religion and labour law? How can that even constitute a topic? Everyone knows that wherever one looks, whether in civil or in common law systems, labour law arose in the early twentieth century.
Is There a Future for Christian Religious Education in Irish Post-primary Schools?
The Irish state is committed to ensure that all children, in accordance with their abilities should have ‘formative experiences in moral, religious and spiritual education’, while maintaining due regard for the rights of the child and their parents to freedom of religion.
Just Work? Catholic & Feminist Perspectives on Labour and Livelihood
Christine Firer Hinze
This brief essay is premised on two convictions. The first is that modern
Catholic Social Teaching and thought, though it has many limits, provides
a contemporary, Gospel- and tradition-based understanding of human
flourishing, a specific orientation toward people and institutions, and a
set of moral principles or base-points.
Justice, Dignity, and Reward: Nurturing Relationships in the Gig Economy
The Bible has a great deal to say about workers and work, but, due to considerable cultural and economic differences, it can be difficult to apply biblical wisdom to the complex landscape of modern work.
Precarious Work Leads to Precarious Lives: the Irish Experience and Policy Responses
Paid work is an aspiration for many people. Many of us are thankful to have it, and it forms an integral part of our identity; often one of the first questions we ask a person is ‘what do you do for a living?’
Prioritising McDonalds: The Gift of Work and Catholic Social Teaching
As a teenager, my wife had a friend who worked part-time at a local McDonalds. The roster was drawn up without reference to the fact that she was preparing to sit her Leaving Certificate exams.
Studies – An Irish Quarterly Review, Autumn 2019
Reconciliation – Challenge for the Churches
Pertinant to our current times, the Autumn issue of Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review carries the broad theme of Reconciliation. A series of seven essays and two review articles ponder different aspects, manifestations and individual examples of what reconciliation – or its absence – can look like.
Studies – An Irish Quarterly Review, Summer 2019
Goodbye to All That? Ireland After the Pope
Concerned as it is with the part that Catholic Christianity is playing in who we are and who we are becoming as a people and as a society, the Summer 2019 issue of Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review examines the role of religion in this time of rapid cultural change using Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland as a backdrop.
Eight essays explore different aspects of the condition of the Catholic Church today and how it might progress in a culture that is broadly based on an economic model of development.
Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review Spring 2019
Catholic Education in a New Ireland
The Spring 2019 issue of Studies examines Catholic education in 21st century Ireland and discusses whether a commitment to recognising the pluralism of modern Ireland created an environment that is hostile to Catholic education.