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Irish Ambassador to United Nations at Iona College

H.E. Mr. David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, was a guest at Iona College in April as part of the celebration of Columba Day at Iona. The gathering was sponsored by the Iona Spirituality Institute, the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue and Edmund Rice International. The Ambassador had been invited […]

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The Birth of a New Global Edmund Movement

Despite travel cautionary warnings 27 Edmund Rice Education leaders from North America, Latin America, India, Ireland, England, Australia, New Zealand, Southern Africa, Zambia, East Africa, Ghana and Sierra Leone gathered for a 5 day-conference in Nairobi (Kenya) to explore the shape and direction of an emerging idea Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders (EREBB).   Wayne Tinsey […]

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ERI Geneva Training Program Builds Capacity

Participants in the training program: (l-r) Carolyn White (USA), Brian Bond (ERI), Edwin d’Souza (india) Chris Nolan (New Zealand) Guillermo Bullrich (Argentina) Moy Hitchen (ERI) Sara Pereira (Timor Leste) Passmore Chingwere (Zimbabwe) Jenna Cains (ireland) Peter Harney (ERI) Sean McManus (Australia) and Kevin Cawley (ERI) . The recently concluded ERI training program in Geneva brought […]

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Australian School provides Water and Sanitation Program for Baugo National High School, in the Philippines.

“The children who have no clean water to drink, the women who fear for their safety, the young people who have no chance to receive a decent education have a right to better, and we have a responsibility to do better. All people have the right to safe drinking water, sanitation, shelter and basic services.” […]

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Young Latin Americans Demonstrate their Commitment to the Planet

  To celebrate the International Day of Mother Earth, a group of young people from the Chapel of Christ the Conqueror, in the district of San Juan de Lurigancho in Lima, kept a Vigil to raise awareness about  care of the planet. On Sunday April 21, when the clock in front of the Chapel marked […]

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Edmund Rice Society Marks World Water Day in Bulawayo.

The southern part of Zimbabwe has received below average rains for the past three years, believed to be a result of climate change. In addition, illegal gold panning has contributed to increasing silting of dams which in turn has reduced the capacity of the dams to supply water to the city of Bulawayo. Residents of […]

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Students Raising Awareness About Modern Day Slavery

 An estimated 27 million people are presently enslaved around the globe as a result of trafficking, debt bondage, illegal contract labour and prostitution – more than the total figure of all people trafficked during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. After learning about modern day slavery as part of their transition year program, students from Presentation College, […]

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Marino Institute of Education (Dublin) Explores Links with ERI

From the moment Dr. Anne O’Gara (left), President of Marino Institute of Education, an associate college of Trinity College Dublin (TCD), and Dr Barbara O’Toole (right), stepped off the plane from Dublin in Geneva they were enthusiastic to attend, the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council under the auspices of Edmund Rice International (ERI). […]

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Including the World in Schools

This year’s Human Rights Day celebrated on December 10th highlighted the right for all people, no matter their race, colour, creed, socio-economic stratus, ethnicity or intellectual ability, to claim and enjoy fully their inherent human rights.  To have the freedom that comes with being included in their local community as worthwhile people with a voice […]

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Education a Major Driving Force for Human Development – Ban Ki Moon

  “Education is a major driving force for human development. It opens doors to the job market, combats inequality, improves maternal health, reduces child mortality, fosters solidarity, and promotes environmental stewardship. Education empowers people with the knowledge, skills and values they need to build a better world,” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a […]

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