Tag Archives: Christian Brothers

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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The Wretched of the Earth

Aidan Donaldson is Chaplain at St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School, Belfast. He also plays a key leadership role in the Edmund Rice Network particularly in ‘Project Zambia’ part of the Christian Brothers’ Developing World Immersion Program. Here is Aidan’s reflection on a recent experience in Zambia:- “Trying to come to any sort of an […]

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Edmund Rice Beyond 250 Appeal

  The Edmund Rice Beyond 250 Appeal is a year-long initiative to raise awareness and funds for the vital international work of the Christian Brothers and followers of Edmund Rice today and into the future. Focusing on the four core areas of Developing World, Human Rights and Advocacy, Training and Spirituality of Brothers, and the […]

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An ERI Internship in Geneva

When I arrived in Geneva to start my work as an ERI intern I did not know what to expect. Would I be getting coffee for four weeks, or perhaps making photocopies? These questions could not have been farther from the truth. In my four short weeks in Geneva I was able to apply years […]

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New Initiative for Promoting Justice in School

Steve Rocha cfc promotes and co-ordinates the work of ERI in India. Recently he was invited to spend a month as a ‘Justice Facilitator in Residence’ at an Australian school. A member of the Edmund Rice Network in South Australia, Lynne Moten is a staff member at Seymour College, and the students of the school […]

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Edmund Rice Beyond 250 Appeal Launched

The launch of the Edmund Rice Beyond 250 Appeal took place at the Marino Institute of Education in Dublin on May 2nd. This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Edmund Rice at Callan, Co Kilkenny, Ireland. At 40 years of age, Edmund Rice decided to devote his life to the work of […]

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Geneva – My Little Voice in the City of Justice

 Vijay Kumar was one of the group of young people who came to Geneva recently to lobby around the submission that a group of children had written for the Universal Periodic Review of India. Here is his account of the visit:- A couple of years ago when I was in school I was introduced to […]

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Edmund Rice Society Marks World Mental Health Day in Bulawayo

  Mental health is a frequently neglected issue, reflected in the shortage of hospitals and treatment centres available to serve an increasing number of sufferers worldwide. Zimbabwe is no exception to this situation, so students from the Edmund Rice Society (ERS) at St Patrick’s College Bulawayo, partnered with Bulawayo Mental Health hospital officials and others […]

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Advocacy Training Workshop Down Under

On October 24 and 25, a Christian Brothers’ Oceania Province training workshop in advocacy was conducted in which the Province Directors of Formation- Mary Murphy, Ministry- Peter Clinch and Networking/Communication-Bernie Gartland met with the Regional Coordinators of Ministry and Formation. Another person, already working for the province from each region, was invited to attend and […]

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New Appointment to ERI Team

 It has recently been announced that Peter Harney, currently the Deputy Province Leader of the Christian Brothers’ Oceania Province and a member of the ERI Board, has been appointed as member of the ERI team. Peter expects to move to Geneva to join the Gaillard community and take up his position with ERI in February […]

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