Articles in this weeks Newsletter include:
Hope overcoming Fear
A reflective article on a Christian response COVID 19 by Br Ted Magee cfc
For us who call ourselves Christians, there is a virtue of hope. Fear can be overcome by knowledge; it can also be overcome by the strength and unity of community. Yes, let us obtain as much real knowledge as possible, but let us also be very conscious that our community brings unity of purpose and direction whereas our promotion of individuality brings division and diminishment.
A pome by Lynn Ungar which is another way we can respond to COVID 19
Know that our lives are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart. Reach out your words. Reach out all the tendrils of compassion that move, invisibly,
News from Edmund Rice Camps WA (ERCKWA)
This is a very special year for ERCKWA as we celebrate 30 years of providing camps for kids and families marginalised in some way and living within our communities. We also celebrate 30 years of training and empowering exceptional young adults to plan and lead over 15 camps annually.
From the Province Earth Sustainability Coordinator
One can report that the Chapter venue in Lima and the actual organisers had wise use of resources and recycling in the organising. There was virtually no paper used at the Chapter more than an occasional page for group prayer. All was done digitally. As well the bins pictured were prominent and once translated for us, used reasonably well.
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Newsletter of Edmund Rice International
For the past month the ERI team in Geneva has mainly been focussed on the current Human Rights Council session (24 Feb - 20 Mar) - see story opposite.
Brian attended a meeting of the ERI Board in Dublin in March whilst Kevin Cawley (New York) and Kevin Mullan (Geneva) have spent the past month in Lima, Peru participating in the General Chapter of the Christian Brothers.
The ERI Team In Geneva:
Brian Bond cfc, Tino D'Abreu cfc, Bernard Gazire fpm and Kevin Mullan cfc.
In New York: Kevin Cawley cfc
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ACRATH Newsletter #1 2020
The March 2020 ACRATH Newsletter provides current news including:
- Letter Writing Campaign
- The Sweet and often Bitter truth about Easter Chocolate
- Slavery-free resource kit
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At its recent meeting the Oceania Leadership Team (OLT) approved the Commitment Statement below. This Statement was reviewed by the Province Safeguarding Committee and recommended to the OLT for its approval. It is hoped that all of the Province’s activities and outreach in ministry, and the behaviour of all those associated with the Province will be underpinned by the values expressed in this Statement.
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Edmund Rice Foundation Australia
Connection is the most organic and natural expression of the positive outcomes Edmund Rice Camps can produce.
Recently graduated from highschool and the sole care-giver for members of her family, Bronte was referred to Edmund Rice Camps in 2019 for her second year with the organsation. The hope was to allow her the time to experience positive social interactions with peers her own age, given the demands of her at home.
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