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Edmund Rice International Schools’ Partnership Program Official Launch

Edmund Rice International has officially launched its new schools’ partnership program with an online event organised by Br Tino D’abreu, Grace David the advocacy coordinator for Edmund Rice schools in India, and Ann Nichols, the Network Facilitator from Edmund Rice England. Over the past few months, regional advocacy coordinators and ERI animators have been encouraging […]

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Homeless Awareness Week in Belfast

Following the ERI December Board meeting in Dublin, several ERI Team and Board members joined Cormac McArt (ERI Board member and Director of the Westcourt Centre) to travel to Belfast to attend a number of events scheduled for Homeless Awareness week. The visit enabled connection with our grassroots partners and the opportunity to learn more about the problem […]

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Promoting Social Justice and Advocacy in Edmund Rice Indian Schools

The Social Justice and Advocacy programme in the schools in the Indian Province was initiated almost a decade ago. While many of the animators have been working for over 5 years, there are also some who have recently joined. The group has a broad understanding of justice but a need was felt to develop the […]

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Radio Broadcasts – Life Lessons with Edmund Rice

Ann Nichols from Edmund Rice England has shared the following message ‘We are delighted that this half term, our Edmund Rice Schools, both at home and abroad will have the opportunity to broadcast live each week on Radio Maria England. In a series of slots called ‘Life Lessons with Edmund Rice’, schools will be sharing […]

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ERI Webinars: Edmund the Advocate

One of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a proliferation of online meetings and webinars. ERI has had to cancel its regular Geneva training courses and as a result we have become more active online. Recently in co-operation with PRATYeK in India ERI organised a series of four webinars on the theme Edmund […]

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Edmund Rice Schools in North America Called to Respond to Racial Injustice

As protests and rioting erupted across the United States in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Christian Brother Provincial Br Kevin Griffith addressed a letter to members of the Edmund Rice Network. Less than a year ago Br Griffith wrote a similar letter calling for the promotion of healing and reconciliation […]

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Australian Edmund Rice Students Gather for Advocacy

On May 17th Edmund Rice Services – Mt. Atkinson, an Edmund Rice ministry near Melbourne, Australia, hosted its first Student Advocates Gathering at the Mt Atkinson ministry site. There was a real buzz amongst the student cohort, which was comprised students from Parade College Bundoora, St. Joseph’s College Geelong, St. Bernard’s College Essendon, CBC St […]

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ERI Training Program – A Journey of Being Sensitised and Empowered

“A right is not a special privilege of the fortunate but it is ingrained in the soul of every institution and in the dignity and worth of every person”. This is an insight I gained through the two weeks long training program conducted in Geneva by the Edmund Rice International. It was a great opportunity […]

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ERI Joins ‘March For Our Lives’

Edmund Rice International participated in the New York City March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Br. Kevin Cawley, Edmund Rice International main representative at United Nations Headquarters in New York, accompanied a small group of Iona students and faculty for the event in NYC.  The Iona delegation joined with several hundred thousand […]

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What Might a Sustainable School Look Like?

Students and teachers at Presentation College, Bray in Ireland have developed an innovative approach to raise awareness about the 17 internationally agreed UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A team of 37 student-activists, with the support of some teachers, used the popular computer game ‘Minecaft’ to imagine and design what their school might look like if […]

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