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Edmund Rice International Participates in Global March for Science

Science is God’s great gift to the human race because it allows us to wonder at the awe of creation and to better understand our collective vocation as its protector and steward.  As Benedict XVI reminded us again and again, “science is faith’s great sister” because it reminds us that faith must always be rational. […]

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Ending Violence Against Children

The 2006 UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children revealed that globally children experienced a staggering level of violence, despite extensive international human rights obligations accepted by states. The study called for urgent action and presented clear recommendations as to how states and other actors ought respond. Despite some progress, approximately 1 billion children […]

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Will You March to Save the Planet?

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) will take place in Paris from Nov 30th until Dec 11th. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world. It is almost universally accepted that cooperative climate action is essential for the international community to […]

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Earth Overshoot Day Reached On Aug 13th

In less than eight months, humanity has used up nature’s budget for the entire year, according to data from Global Footprint Network. Global Footprint Network tracks humanity’s demand on the planet (Ecological Footprint) against nature’s ability to provide for this demand (biocapacity). Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds […]

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Join ERI in Calling on World Leaders to End Tax Haven Secrecy

While over 100 million children never get the opportunity to go to school, developing countries lose more money through tax dodging than they receive in aid. Edmund Rice International has joined a group of like-minded organisations in campaigning to demand tax justice at the G20 summit in France in November 2011. You can add your […]

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Stand-Up Against Poverty

World Leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York for the Millennium Development Goals Review Summit in Sept. The Millenium Development Goals provide a unique opportunity to end global poverty and inequality by 2015 with the setting of achievable, time-bound and locally defined targets. On 17 June the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) […]

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ERI Supports Caritas Campaign

ERI supports the Caritas Internationalis HAART for Children global campaign to promote supply of and access to medicines for children living with HIV/AIDS and is encouraging all Edmund Rice Schools to become involved in the children’s letter-writing campaign. Contact us at ERI for further information.

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Haiti Earthquake Disaster

It is pleasing to report that with the recent decision of the G7 nations to cancel Haiti’s debt, organisers from ONE International, who organised the campaign are confident the full cancellation of Haiti’s debt has effectively been achieved, hence the campaign associated with this Action Alert is now suspended. No doubt we have all been […]

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Earth Hour 2010

This month we are urging members of the Edmund Rice Network to support Earth Hour.

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