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A Step Towards Sustainable Fishing?

After more than 20 years of negotiations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has moved a step closer to an agreement on ending harmful fishing subsidies at its recent conference in Buenos Aires. The deal would set new rules for the global fishing industry and limit government funding that contributes to unsustainable fishing and the depletion of global […]

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ERI Activity During UN 47th Human Rights Council Session

ERI was again active during the recently concluded Human Rights Council session. The following oral statements were delivered by members of our local networks or members of the ERI team:-– on homelessness in Northern Ireland during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Housing– on Covid-19 and online education during the interactive dialogue with […]

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Edmund Rice Network Journey to COP 26

Campaign Action Pacific Calling Partnership The PCP, part of the work of the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice & Community Education, Australia, raises awareness of the devastating impact of climate change on the vulnerable nations of Kiribati, Tuvalu and islands of the Torres Strait. This month we ask that our Edmund Rice global community raises […]

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Exploring Human Rights and Advocacy with the Edmund Rice Network

Over 250 participants, from a wide array of Edmund Rice ministries and beyond, engaged in various segments of a five-week awareness raising and training programme conducted by Edmund Rice International on 5 consecutive Thursdays between 15 April and 13 May 2021. Participants linked via Zoom with ERI in Geneva, Switzerland, with the same session being […]

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Fraternity, Multilateralism and Peace

In a video message for an online event on fraternity, multilateralism and peace in response to  Pope Francis’ encyclical letter “Fratelli tutti”, the keynote speaker Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin encouraged nations to pursue arms control and nuclear disarmament as a means to promote peace and fraternity among all people. “It is not […]

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UN Report Urges Humanity to Make Peace With Nature

Without nature’s help, we will not thrive or even survive. For too long, we have been waging a senseless and suicidal war on nature. The result is three interlinked environmental crises. Climate disruption, biodiversity loss and pollution that threaten our viability as a species. They are caused by unsustainable production and consumption,” stated UN Secretary […]

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Global Climate Update – A Grim Picture

The annual report issued by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) at the beginning of December paints a grim picture regarding the global climate. The WMO is the specialised agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate) and represents193 Member States and Territories. In preparing its 2020 report the WMO looked at 7 key […]

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Pope Francis Calls for Renewed Commitment to Human Rights and Solidarity

In his recently released encyclical ‘Fratelli Tutti’ (‘All Brothers), Pope Francis has addressed a range of current global issues. He expresses concern that ‘the sense of belonging to a single human family is fading, and the dream of working together for justice and peace seems an outdated utopia.’ #30 The Pope argues for ‘a better […]

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Study Raises Concerns About Religious Discrimination

While many assume the liberal democracies of the West are the strongest bastions of religious freedom in the world, the evidence simply does not support this claim according to a recent international study carried out by Professor Jonathon Fox of Israel’s Bar-Ilan University. Fox bases his conclusions on a data set recording the treatment of […]

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Edmund Rice Schools in North America Called to Respond to Racial Injustice

As protests and rioting erupted across the United States in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Christian Brother Provincial Br Kevin Griffith addressed a letter to members of the Edmund Rice Network. Less than a year ago Br Griffith wrote a similar letter calling for the promotion of healing and reconciliation […]

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