• Congregation Leadership Group
    Congregation Leadership Group

    Standing L-R: Edmund Garvey, Michael Colasuonno, Julian McDonald, Ted Magee, Matthieu Daum (facilitator), Kevin Griffith, Michael De Klerk, Richard Walsh, Dean McGlaughlin, Clement Sindazi, Dominic Sassi, Steve Fernandes, Hugh O’Neill, John Casey. Seated L-R: Francis Hall, Peter Clinch, Donal Kirk, Kevin Bernard, Albert Gomez, Hugo Caceres, George Massay, Peter Dowling, Alfred Banda, Gussy Jairaj.

  • Australians Support Renewables Over Coal
    Australians Support Renewables Over Coal

    The Lowy Institute Poll 2018: Understanding Australian Attitudes to the World has reported that Australians overwhelmingly believe that the government should focus on renewable energy over coal-fired power plants, even if such measures were to cost more.

  • Pacific Calling Partnership
    Pacific Calling Partnership

    Pacific Calling Partnership is excited to announce its newest patrons committed to finding a global solution for vulnerable Pacific Island states in the face of climate change! 

  • Aboriginal Student's Religious Art
    Aboriginal Student's Religious Art

    Clontarf Aboriginal College celebrates Religious Education Week with events which highlighted Clontarf’s creative approach to Religious Education woven into culture.

  • Edmund Rice Camps Eldoret
    Edmund Rice Camps Eldoret

    Everyone at ERC Eldoret had been waiting anxiously for Saturday, June 9. Instead of the usual children's camp at The Door in Langas, we had an exciting new outdoor activity for the kids: hiking and adventure at Kessup Falls near Iten, in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

  • Edmund Rice West Australia
    Edmund Rice West Australia

    Common Goal is a soccer academy that operates in Mirrabooka and Cannington in Perth WA. It is a large program and part of our Youth Services at the Edmund Rice Centre WA.

Training for Kiribi Leaders

ERC Homebush

In February, the Pacific Calling Partnership hosted eight leaders from Kiribati for the Australian Awards Fellowship, which was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Topics covered included Critical Reflection, Resilience and Social and Emotional Well-being, Australian Studies, Climate Change, Leading In Organisations, Leading with Moral Purpose, Monitoring and Evaluation and Mentoring. The group visited Canberra to meet with Members of Parliament and went to Newcastle to see the coal mines that have contributed to the challenges the people of Kiribati face. 

Each fellow constructed an action plan that they would carry out upon returning to Kiribati. Their projects ranged from working to improve English proficiency in schools to developing more efficient systems of managing waste to getting more women involved in sports. We hope this video serves as a testament to the hard work that these fellows did during the program and continue to do on the ground in Kiribati.

The video has been made by Nate Palmer. Nate is a documentary filmmaker from Washington DC, whose work focuses on issues of social justice, often through the lens of sports and arts. He has been living and working in Sydney for the past two years and is a volunteer at the Pacific Calling Partnership.