James E. Hug, SJ, was president of the Center of Concern in Washington, D.C., from 1989 through 2012. Throughout that time, he lectured, led workshops, and networked in the U.S. and internationally.
He has written extensively on social and economic justice issues from the perspectives of Catholic social thought and Christian spirituality. Currently Jim is part-time sacramental minister at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse in Adrian, MI.
He continues to explore the faith vision and spirituality needed to respond effectively to the evolving social context, a context characterized by globalization, marginalization, violence, climate change, environmental degradation, and the new U.S. political realities. These elements combine to present urgent challenges and new opportunities for justice leaders at this time in history.