Tag Archives: Christian Brothers

Changes to ERI Geneva Team

 Kevin Mullan has been appointed to the Geneva team replacing Peter Harney who has returned to Australia. We thank Peter for his significant contribution to ERI over the past three and a half years, particularly for his work in securing funding for the continued operation of ERI and we wish him well for the future. […]

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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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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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Edmund Rice Schools Mark Earth Hour in Latin America

Earth Hour has grown to be the world’s largest mass participation event involving more than 7,000 cities, 7 continents and millions of people. Earth Hour’s mission is three-fold. To bring people together through a symbolic hour-long event. To galvanise people into taking action beyond the hour. And to create an interconnected global community sharing the […]

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Seeing Another Way of Making a Difference

On the 17th October, we started our journey to Geneva, Switzerland, to visit the United Nations. We stayed with the Christian Brothers community in Gaillard – just outside of Geneva.  The Brothers here, Brian Bond, Moy Hitchen and Peter Harney, make up the Edmund Rice International  team. All in all, they could not have been […]

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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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An Observer at the Universal Periodic Review

Br Renato Llerena is a Christian Brother from the Latin American region, currently based in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He is currently in Geneva to learn more about the work of ERI and the Human Rights Council of the UN. Here is his report of the UPR of Ghana session which he attended.   Ghana has around 21 […]

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Past Students Form Advocacy Group in Tanzania

Around sixty former students of Edmund Rice Secondary School Sinon in Arusha, Tanzania, who are currently studying in various universities and educational institutions, responded to an invitation to gather at the end of July to reflect on and share how their lives had been inspired by Edmund Rice. Participants spoke of their having been transformed […]

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