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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- In our woundedness we experience the seeds of new life
- Catholic religious institutes to enter National Redress Scheme
- Dr Carol Zinn ssj to headline national mission conference
- Bush community gathers for Blessing of the Rivers ceremony
- Calls for international equality & justice as Church celebrates women
- Support continues to grow for slavery-free Easter
- Unity in diversity for Br Nicholas in multicultural school life
- Pastoral ministry with deaf community 'a privileged one'
- New Pentecost needed for Christians to 'Go set the World on Fire'
- 'Letting Go' & 'Pulling Back' - A Reflection
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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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ERC JUSTICE UPDATES March 2019 No.7
Welcome to the 7th Edition of ERC Justice Updates your regular newsletter from the Edmund Rice Centre, on all sorts of matters relating to social and environmental justice. REMEMBER WE ARE HERE TO HELP! Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback, it is really appreciated. Please do send us your feedback or any information you think would be good to include in further updates. Don't forget to forward Justice Updates onto anyone or let me know their email address and I will subscribe them. RegardsMarita Communications Project Officer,
- On Monday March 11th, The Australian Government will have detained men & women on Nauru & Manus Island for 2046 days.
- Ian Rintoul (Refugee Action Coalition) The last remaining children on Nauru left on February 27th. 19 Refugees including 4 children left for the USA. This means that children were detained on Nauru for a total of 2017 days in all.
- Good news: Late in 2018 the Federal Government passed the Modern Slavery Act, which will ask big companies to report on their efforts to introduce slavery-free goods and services.
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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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