James Hug, SJ, served as the President of the Center of Concern, a Washington, DC based social justice institute rooted in Catholic social tradition and working for greater economic, social, and ecological justice globally. In this role he had significant involvement with the Ecology taskforce of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network, and also served on the boards of CIDSE, an international coalition of Catholic development agencies and the National Council of Pax Christi USA.
His research has focused on issues of faith and economic justice and has lectured and directed workshops throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. He was the editor of the Center of Concern’s Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret, author of Social Revelation: Profound Challenge for Christian Spirituality, and the editor of Tracing the Spirit: Communities, Social Action, and Theological Reflection. He has also written chapters for Globalization and Catholic Social Thought: Present Crisis, Future Hope and The Pastoral Circle Revisited: A Critical Quest for Truth and Transformation.