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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Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014 – 2024)

In June, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared the decade 2014‑2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL). The initiative, seeks to make universal access to renewable energy a global priority, at a time when 1.3 billion people lack electricity and 2.6 billion in developing countries use biomass in cooking and heating […]

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Inaugural UN Environment Assembly Calls for Decisive Action on a Range of Issues

“The air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil that grows our food are part of a delicate ecosystem that is increasingly under pressure,” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the closing session of the inaugural UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) which concluded its five-day deliberations in Nairobi recently “We need to act […]

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How Does Climate Change Affect Human Rights?

On Thursday 19 June, a side event to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, on “Climate Change and Human Rights – an Ethics perspective”, was organized by the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights (GIFCCEHR), of which the WCC is a founder member, and co-sponsored by a dozen civil […]

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