OLA Justice Desk

The OLA Justice Desk promotes a more just world from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching through advocacy, awareness raising and working collaboratively on projects.

Actions for Justice

Throughout June, the prayer intentions of our Justice Desk are focused on Africa and people of African descent. We will reflect and pray on important issues affecting Africa and the wider African diaspora. We invite you to join us as we seek peace, sustainability, and spiritual refreshment through prayer. Join us: June Prayer Intentions

Upcoming and Current Projects and Events


Facebook Live Panel Review of TIP 2024 Report: In June/July, subject to the release of the 2024 report, we will host a Facebook Live Panel Review on Trafficking in Persons (TIP 2024) report.

Annual Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice: Our Annual Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice will return on 17 October 2024.

Stay Updated and Engage: Follow our social media channels to stay updated on various awareness campaigns, and don’t forget to share our posts to spread the word!.


Past Projects and Events

Earth Day Event at Ardfoyle:

The Earth Day event at Ardfoyle took place in collaboration the Cork Three Faiths Forum on April 27th. Read more about it here – Sacred Earth: Interfaith Gathering at Ardfoyle

The Weaponisation of Cultural Beliefs in Human Trafficking

We hosted a webinar exploring the intersection of cultural beliefs and human trafficking, learning how traditional oath-taking rituals and the influence of juju (magic) become insidious ‘control mechanisms,’ ensnaring victims in bondage and leaving them at the mercy of traffickers. To see a summary of the webinar and watch the replay, click here.

Other Projects

  • Who Pays for Christmas?: Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN) Ireland hosted a webinar in December 2023. As co-founders of the Irish antennae, we collaborated on this event, exploring the human and environmental costs of consumerism during Christmas, and uncovered actionable steps to ensure that our local efforts have a global impact, reaching communities in Africa and beyond.

  • The 2023 Intergenerational Climate Conference: The Fourth Conference took place in October 2023 and highlighted the relationship between the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis. Together, with guest speakers and through interactive exercises, we explored the meaning and importance of thinking ecologically.

  • Make it Your Business: The OLA Sisters, as founding members of the Irish Antenna of the AEFJN, are supporting the Irish Coalition for Business and Human Rights. Find our more here: OLA Sisters Co-Found New Irish Antenna of AEFJN

  • An Overview of the Universal Periodic Process: You are invited to watch the overview of the Universal Periodic Review process of the UN Human Rights Council and our joint submission.  We have presented and explained the joint submission to the UPR of Ireland to which many of you added your signatures of support.

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