A warm welcome to Pacific Calling Partnership new Co-ordinator Corinne Fisher
After 15 years at the Edmund Rice Centre, I am now stepping back and changing roles. Instead of coordinating the Pacific Calling Partnership, I will be joining Vincent and Ellie as a part time support team member.
A big welcome to Corinne Fisher who is taking over the coordinator's role. I am excited to be handing over to such a warm, generous and capable person. Corinne has scarcely been here a week and I can already see what a brilliant, dedicated and multi-talented team leader she will be.
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ERI Active During 40th Session of the Human Rights Council
ERI was active in the recent 40th session of the Human Rights Council, delivering five Oral Interventions highlighting human rights situations around the globe on behalf of its advocacy partners.
The statements were drafted by:-
- PRATYeK and NINEISMINE on the ‘Children’s Budget’ in India
- The ERI Advocacy co-ordinator for South America Guillermo Bullrich on an Ombudsman for Children in Argentina
- Br. Robert Fanovich fpm on addressing the Enforced Disappearances of October 1983 in Grenada
- Br Moy Hitchen cfc on Child Marriage in Zambia
- Subilim Emmanuel Danjuma on the outcome of the UPR of Nigeria
In addition ERI attended a number of side events focusing on the rights of the child, as well as the annual full day meeting on the rights of the child around the theme ‘Empowering children with disabilities for the enjoyment of their human rights, including through inclusive education.’
A total of twenty nine resolutions were adopted during the Human Rights Council session.
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Oceania Newsletter 22 march 2019
- Oceania Province offers its prayerful support solidarity with Christchurch victims.
- Brothers meet for Reginal Gathering and Celebration of Jubilees.
- Edmund Rice Formation Team meets with members of the Edmund Rice Movement Adelaide.
- The young teach us a lesson with their School Strike 4 Climate Action.
- Book review on a book "The Ware In West Africa: A memoir" by Br Trevor Dean.
- Our Province Leader writes a tribute to Deacon Boniface Perdjert, a loyal supporter of the Brothers in Wadeye, who died recently.
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Carbon Fast Calendar provides a practical journey through Lent
This Lent, Catholic Religious Australia offers the opportunity for you to reflect on and transform your relationship to God’s creation through simple daily gestures and commitments contained in its Lenten Carbon Fast Calendar.
“Take this time as an opportunity to live more wisely, think more deeply and love more generously,” the calendar’s introduction urges.
Lent is a good time to look at ways of cutting back in practical ways which will help build up our fragile earth, God’s creation (Image: Shutterstock).
The Lenten Carbon Fast Calendar has suggestions of practical steps to take for each day of Lent.
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A Spirituality that brings Life
The Edmund Rice Formation team has just returned from a visit to the Philippines to meet with staff and those engaged in Edmund Rice Ministries in Kabankalan, Cebu and Maasin. Key to these visits was the opportunity to spend time with the staff from each ministry, to hear and learn what inspires them and moves in their hearts.
The experience that struck me most strongly was a visit to the Badjao community, living crowded together on the very edge of a narrow strip of land between the ocean and a government approved housing estate. This strip of fragile land is subject to flooding at high tide, has no governmental support, infrastructure or recognition and is overrun continually by the wash of the world’s discarded plastics, pooled in ocean currents and deposited here on the island of Lyette.
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Toast to Patrick Ambrose Treacy and The Irish Christian Brothers Who Migrated to Australia. Treacy Centre, Monday 19 November 2018 by John O’Halloran
“Enterprising Immigrant” is the sub-title of Br Regis Hickey’s 2012 Life of Br Patrick Ambrose Treacy. Few students of the Irish influence in the development of the Australian Nation since white settlement would disagree with that judgement. But the assessment could be applied equally to the many Irish immigrants to Australia. The Irish were the largest immigrant group, after the English, from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. Even today Irish born people are numerous in this land. The 2011 Census indicated that in Victoria alone, 14,000 citizens were Irish born. And just over 10% of the Australian population are of Irish heritage.
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