Climate, Faith and Hope: Faith traditions come together for a common future

The specific contributions that faith traditions bring to the international climate debate was highlighted at the recent Interfaith Summit on Climate Change in New York, held in conjunction with the UN Climate Summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Thirty religious leaders from diverse religious traditions participated in the summit and signed a statement expressing […]

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Global Mobilisation for Action on Climate Change – but is it too few and too late?

Hundreds of thousands of people recently took to the streets in over 2000 cities around the world to participate in a People’s Climate March to demand action from world leaders to address climate change. The World Day of Climate Action was to coincide with the summit of world leaders convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki […]

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Asylum Seekers in Australia – Joint Statement at UN

The following joint statement by Franciscans International & Edmund Rice International was delivered at the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council: “Franciscans International and Edmund Rice International welcome the report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, especially regarding the detention of asylum seekers and irregular migrants. We commend the view of the […]

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Pilgrims at the UN

A group of teachers and administrators from Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) are visiting Geneva as part of a pilgrimage to Ireland following in the footsteps of Edmund Rice. The Geneva segment of the pilgrimage aims to acquaint participants with the new expression of Edmund’s charism – the advocacy work of ERI. Here is an […]

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Human Rights and Advocacy Training in Ghana

 While most of our governments are being criticised for their inconsistencies in promoting and encouraging human rights and eco-justice in our respective states, I’m certainly convinced that you and I have the potential to do something, even at the lowest level. Recently, Edmund Rice International conducted a three-day workshop in Shunyani in Ghana. The workshop […]

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