Leading in challenging contexts
The Edmund Rice Centre is delighted to be running this Australian Government funded Awards Fellowships Program in conjunction with the University of Sydney. The PCP-delivered program, Resilient leaders: Leading in challenging contexts, is part of the Federal Government's Australia Awards. The Awards offer the next generation of global leaders in the Pacific region an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development which will help them contribute to development in their home countries.
Eight leaders from Kiribati, four from non government organisations and four educators, are participating in the 8-week academic program which commenced on 1 February.
The Program is structured around academic and practical modules with workshops on the science of climate change, climate justice, media, advocacy and, of course, leadership. There is a field trip to Canberra and many opportunities to address politicians and community groups . This is a great opportunity to strengthen leadership in Kiribati and for the ERC and for the PCP to grow its understanding of Kiribati.
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In 2015, Pope Francis said that
“every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral –
and not simply an economic – act.”
Weekend Masses February 16 & 17
Cocoa is a key ingredient of chocolate. Much of the chocolate sold in Australia is made using cocoa beans picked by children, many of whom have been enslaved, or forced to work in exploitative conditions. Most of these children have never even tasted chocolate.
To buy slavery-free Easter chocolate look for any of these three certification symbols on the wrappers: FAIRTRADE, RAINFOREST ALLIANCE and UTZ.
Read More about this campaign and share with your group, parish or school.
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3rd to 5th MAY 2018
126 The Avenue Parkville
The Flow of the Gathering
The Animator for the Treacy 2018 Gathering in Melbourne (3-5 May) is Debbie Asberry. She has recently written the following about how she sees the three days unfolding to provide people with a little more understanding of the nature of what will be happening:
I think a 3-fold movement that embodies the development of networks as described by Peter Plastrik, Madeleine Taylor and John Cleveland in Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact: Connecting to Change the World. (Island Press 2014) would be a helpful frame. The authors talk about the 3 different types of networks: Connectivity, Alignment and Production (co-creation).
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PROVINCE AND TIMOR LESTE
Recently Br Peter Clinch on behalf of the Oceania Leadership Team announced that the Province would be withdrawing from ministry in Timor Leste from the end of 2018. This difficult decision will bring much sadness to the many people from the Edmund Rice Movement around Oceania who have lived and worked and supported our ministry in Timor Leste.
In so many ways the ministry of Comunidade Edmund Rice (CER) has mirrored the life of the Province and the Congregation. The early dream to walk in solidarity with the people of East Timor came from the leadership of St Francis Xavier Province in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Br Francis Hall from England and Br Patrick Payne from Ireland were two of the Brothers who supported Br Dan Courtney in the early days of the mission there. Over the years more than 200 Edmund Rice people have walked with the vulnerable people and fragile nation of Timor Leste.
In 1999 Br Dan Courtney was missioned to live and work among the people of Timor Leste.
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