Earth Hour Australia 2018
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Some reflections from Laudato Si:
#169: "Reducing greenhouse gases requires honesty, courage and responsibility, above all on the part of those countries which are more powerful and pollute the most."
#170: As the Bishops of Bolivia have stated, “the countries which have benefited from a high degree of industrialization, at the cost of enormous emissions of greenhouse gases, have a greater responsibility for providing a solution to the problems they have caused.”
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Some may be interested to know how our Brothers and their ministries have been effected by the earthquakes in Papua New Guinea. Br Bernard White and Br Kevin Ryan have explained that in places like Vuvu, Goroka and Wewak shakes are common but this was more severe. At least 50 lives have been lost and this number is expect is grow higher. Many families are without houses and their food gardens are destroyed. Contributions to relief efforts are most welcome.
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Edmund Rice Justice Aotearoa-New Zealand
The Edmund Rice Justice Trust grew out of an Auckland-based Edmund Rice justice group, first formed around 2005. The group included people from India immersion trips, reflections groups, ER Camps and the old Edmund Rice Volunteer scheme, who were interested and passionate about social justice issues. It became clear that a formal structure was needed and so Sam Drumm (at that time, a recently returned volunteer from CER in Timor-Leste), drew up a constitution and invited members from the wider community to become Trustees. Sam became the first executive officer.
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Timing of the Gathering
The event in Melbourne is timed to conclude on the Feast Day of Edmund Rice – 5th of May. Thursday the 3rd will begin at 9:30am; the other two days will begin at 9:00am. Thursday and Friday will conclude at around 4:30pm; Saturday will conclude with a sit-down meal in the evening.
In order to maximize the participation of people in the Gathering, we have made comment last month about the webcasting and recording of parts of the Gathering for people to access. We are also now allowing for flexible attendance; that is, people can come for one, two, or three days, depending on their availability. Completion of an Expression of Interest Form is required, no matter how many days you intend to be present. Catering requirements make it necessary for people to nominate in advance the days they will be in attendance. Indication of specific days of attendance will be required on a Personal Information Sheet that will sent to those who are invited to attend.
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Welcome to the “New Look” website
In the short term I recommend www.edmundrice.org.au as the other is just a short term fix until we can get our technectians to redirect that URL. It is still showing error messages as it is just a page on the “Old Look” site. I could not find out why that error message was appearing. I decided it would be easier to transfer the site to a different platform.
Advantages of the “New Look” sit are:
- It is fully responsive (i.e. it is easily view on any device from desk-top to phone).
- It has attempted to follow the look and feel of the Christian Brothers chosen Visual Identity.
- It is possible to allow any group or ministry to edit its own material.
- Editing is done through a web browser (i.e. from anywhere in the world with internet connection).
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