Tag Archives: ecojustice advocacy

Citizens Climate March on Washington April 29, 2017 – Edmund Rice International Participation

There are always questions for some about the worth of public demonstrations on behalf of good causes.  Assembling large contingents requires, among other concerns, months and months of careful planning and long discussions about logistics, permits, line of march, themes, signage requirements and restrictions, transport logistics, costs to participants in time and money, alternative routes, […]

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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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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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Global Mobilisation for Action on Climate Change – but is it too few and too late?

Hundreds of thousands of people recently took to the streets in over 2000 cities around the world to participate in a People’s Climate March to demand action from world leaders to address climate change. The World Day of Climate Action was to coincide with the summit of world leaders convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki […]

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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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Edmund Rice Society Pioneers Earth Hour Campaign in Zimbabwe.

Preparations to mark the Earth Hour in Zimbabwe started with a workshop at St Patrick’s, CBC Bulawayo. Thirty representatives from different stakeholder groups including local government, churches, schools, environment agencies, NGOs and departments of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources participated in the workshop. The workshop was facilitated by teachers who co-ordinate the Edmund […]

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Earth Hour – the Response of One School Community

Convinced that we are living on borrowed time and consuming resources of Mother Earth that actually belong to future generations, members of the St Joseph’s Bowbazar school community in Kolkata, India participated in the recent Earth Hour as a means of contributing towards a more responsible and sustainable use of resources and a reduction in […]

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Edmund Rice Society Advocacy in Bulawayo

Fifty teenagers inspired by the Edmund Rice Society held a street march in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) in September to urge the residents of the city to lower water consumption. The city of Bulawayo has an estimated population of 1.5 million people. Rainfall in the previous year failed to provide adequate water volumes for the four dams […]

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Three Baby Magpies

Despite the chilly rain, spring struggles on, here in France, and the pair of magpies nesting in the pine tree over the back fence finally saw their three offspring launched from the nest this week. I watched them during breakfast as they flopped about in the neighbouring birch, misjudging distances, pecking optimistically at trembling leaves, […]

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