Tag Archives: Education

School Dropout Rates in Ireland Again in the Spotlight

The recent publication of the results of the Leaving Certificate examinations in Ireland prompts a reflection from Rachel Lucy from the Cork Life Centre. The Cork Life Centre is a voluntary organisation, which continues to receive support from the Christian Brothers, and which offers an alternative learning environment to marginalised young people. The Centre caters […]

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Drumming Out Poverty

Oct 17th was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Students and members of the Edmund Rice network around the globe responded to the invitation published in the October ERI newsletter by staging their ‘Drum out Poverty’ event. Videos were posted from:- Argentina;  Australia; India;  Kenya;  New Zealand;  South Africa; and Tanzania  among other […]

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Pilgrims at the UN

A group of teachers and administrators from Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) are visiting Geneva as part of a pilgrimage to Ireland following in the footsteps of Edmund Rice. The Geneva segment of the pilgrimage aims to acquaint participants with the new expression of Edmund’s charism – the advocacy work of ERI. Here is an […]

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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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The Birth of a New Global Edmund Movement

Despite travel cautionary warnings 27 Edmund Rice Education leaders from North America, Latin America, India, Ireland, England, Australia, New Zealand, Southern Africa, Zambia, East Africa, Ghana and Sierra Leone gathered for a 5 day-conference in Nairobi (Kenya) to explore the shape and direction of an emerging idea Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders (EREBB).   Wayne Tinsey […]

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From Compassion to Advocacy

The following article was originally written for and published in in the Winter 2013 edition of ‘Siol’ the newsletter of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust in Ireland. Personal encounters with those who experience suffering, loss, deprivation and injustice have the power to move us to compassion. Stories in the media that bring home to us […]

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Promoting Human Rights in Timor Leste

  The freedom to gather and speak openly about human rights was not possible for the people of Railaco Kraic under the Indonesian occupation of Timor Leste which only ended a little over ten years ago. In the discussions that took place in the two workshops on human rights and advocacy offered by Edmund Rice […]

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Marino Institute of Education (Dublin) Explores Links with ERI

From the moment Dr. Anne O’Gara (left), President of Marino Institute of Education, an associate college of Trinity College Dublin (TCD), and Dr Barbara O’Toole (right), stepped off the plane from Dublin in Geneva they were enthusiastic to attend, the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council under the auspices of Edmund Rice International (ERI). […]

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Including the World in Schools

This year’s Human Rights Day celebrated on December 10th highlighted the right for all people, no matter their race, colour, creed, socio-economic stratus, ethnicity or intellectual ability, to claim and enjoy fully their inherent human rights.  To have the freedom that comes with being included in their local community as worthwhile people with a voice […]

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Education a Major Driving Force for Human Development – Ban Ki Moon

  “Education is a major driving force for human development. It opens doors to the job market, combats inequality, improves maternal health, reduces child mortality, fosters solidarity, and promotes environmental stewardship. Education empowers people with the knowledge, skills and values they need to build a better world,” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a […]

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