Centre for Social and Environmental Justice

“For me, making the link between poverty and the health of the natural world is one of the most important things we have to do this century.” So says wildlife broadcaster and environmental campaigner Mary Colwell, as she prepares to deliver a lecture in Glasgow. One of the many marvels of nature is that it is generally incredibly resilient,” she continues.  “It gives back in abundance if we allow it room.  The challenge is demonstrating these connections to...
Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Among children not attending school in the developing world, there are twice as many girls as boys, and among illiterate adults there are twice as many women as men. However, studies strongly suggest that when women have the opportunity to gain an education a wide variety of positive things begin to happen.These issues will be addressed by Sr Lynne Baron FCJ on 9...
Poverty in Scotland is the focus of the first lecture in a series of lectures at St Aloysius College in Glasgow, which starts next Tuesday. The Centre for Social and Environmental Justice at the Jesuit school will welcome Sir Harry Burns, former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, who will look at the health problems facing Scotland in his lecture entitled The Biology of Poverty.“More than 250,000 people aren't properly fed, according to the Poverty and Social Exclusion project,...