Tag Archives: Solidarity with the Poor

Climate Change Could Drive 122m More People Into Extreme Poverty By 2030

A recently released major UN report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns that climate change is “a major and growing threat to global food security”.  By 2030 an increase in the global population living in extreme poverty of between 35 and 122 million is predicted. The report is of particular relevance given that […]

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Are We Eating Ethically?

That old saying ‘ignorance is bliss’ is undoubtedly applicable when it comes to human rights and agriculture. It would be fairly safe to say personally, I don’t think I’ve ever picked up a tomato at a supermarket, or any other vegetable for that matter, and thought about the workers at the bottom of the supply […]

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2013 – A Turning Point in the Quest for Financial Transparency

By its very nature the work of changing unjust structures is slow and it can be difficult to see results for one’s efforts. Edmund Rice International is a member of the Financial Transparency Coalition a global network working together to address opacity in the international financial system, which creates inequalities that harm billions of people. It […]

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Which Continent has Seven of the World’s Fastest Growing Economies?

The New Year has now lost some of its gloss and the harsh reality of working towards a more equitable way of sharing the earth’s limited resources confronts people of good will everywhere.  Yet the Christmas message still lingers in our ears in the invitation of good King Wenceslaus, who looked out of his warm […]

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Where? Small Places Close to Home!

 “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt This morning, on my way to the office, I passed a young woman, let’s call her Fatima, sitting on the footpath, […]

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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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ERI Advocacy for Immigration Reform: US announces changes to Guest Worker Program

The Edmund Rice International (ERI) submission for the Universal Periodic Review of the United States at the UN Human Rights Council in November 2010 focused on the issue of Guest Workers. The ERI submission was based on a report prepared by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The New York Times of February 11th, 2012 reported […]

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Cannes Summit: G20 Urged to End Tax Haven Secrecy

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) today joined over 40,000 people from around the world calling on G20 leaders to end tax haven secrecy when they meet this week in Cannes, France. The 40,000+ signatures were collected by the End Tax Haven Secrecy campaign, which today handed over a letter urging French President Nicholas Sarkozy—the current G20 […]

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Awareness Raising at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School

Recently sixty-five students from the Edmund Rice Community (ERC) of Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School fasted for twenty-seven hours from all food and beverages other than water, seeking to raise their own consciousness about world hunger and in a gesture of solidarity with the poor.  They also raised over $4,000.00 and packed and distributed […]

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Parade College Students Stand Up

Students from Parade College in Melbourne recently stood in solidarity with the poor and powerless people of the world by supporting the STAND UP Campaign. By physically standing up, the students were throwing aside the real killer of people, complacency. Hundreds of students at Parade College Campuses, based in Bundoora and in Preston, made a […]

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