Who are we?

For more than 100 years, Ceras has performed research in order to help realise the values of solidarity and justice across social, political, economic and charitable spheres. We help others to better understand the context of their efforts for social justice and support the development of their positions in public debate. In this way, Ceras aims to help advance and make relevant the Catholic Church’s social teaching.

Since the early 1960s, Ceras has helped to establish more than 100 Social Centres around the world. For the last 10 years, the French headquarters has been based in Seine-Saint-Denis, the poorest department in France. This move has allowed Ceras to be more directly engaged with those for whom it works.

The Ceras team is composed of Jesuits and lay people. Student interns, volunteers, and people involved in our projects (such as members of editorial boards) bring their skills and dynamism to Ceras. Its activity is divided into three missions:

  1. Supporting organisations involved in the promotion of social justice
  2. Debating questions of social justice, in particular through the magazine Revue Projet
  3. Providing training in a number of fields related to the promotion of social justice.

This symposium, The future of work in the ecological transition, has been prepared in association with the following partners: