SMA Retreat Dromantine (where the summer camp traditionally takes place) – image via Flickr


The SMA Summer school traditionally takes place over a week in the summer at the SMA Retreat and Conference Centre in Dromantine. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the decision was made to hold this year’s Summer School via Zoom.

The SMA Summer School provides Religious and interested groups in Ireland with relevant, high-quality, evidence-based knowledge and insight on aspects of present environmental-socio-political matters in a faith context.

The SMA Summer School supports:

  • Religious in their public and prophetic ministries in engaging with the public and secular sphere.
  • Civil Society groups and policy makers to plug into these issues from a faith and social justice perspective.

This year the Summer School brings these groups together with those engaged in public policy making in discussion of the human and economic factors at play in forced displacement and climate breakdown from a faith context.

Theme: Migrations in Our Common Home: Causes, Effects, and Responses.

Chair:  Fr Seán Healy, SMA, CEO, Social Justice Ireland.


Prof John Barry – School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Queen’s University, Belfast
Dr Dug Cubie  – School of Law, University College Cork
Dr Kevin Hargaden –Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Dublin

For more information, see: SMA Summer School 2021

To Book a Your Place Click Here

Mikono Yetu where Sr Regina Opoku OLA  works as a researcher as well as overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of the organisation’s work and projects, will be the recipient of any donations received this year. Mikonu Yetu is is a women-led-non-profit organization based in Mwanza, Tanzania. The organisational aim is to empower women economically.