Celebrating 25 years of working for justice and solidarity
Recent years have been confronting and our compassion has been challenged, with many of us facing situations not before experienced. As Walter Brueggemann put it:
Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness.
For too many First Nations Peoples, for refugees and those seeking asylum, and for those facing the ravages of climate change - the injustices they face are not natural or normal. They are simply unacceptable. As the Edmund Rice Centre celebrates our 25th anniversary, we remain committed to build a world where justice and peace are not aspirations but a lived reality.
With the generous and continuing support and compassion of people like you, the Centre has worked at local, national and international levels to promote, protect and defend human rights, social justice and environmental justice through research, community education and awareness raising, advocacy and partnership building.
The words of Edmund Rice remind us of our commitment to continue striving for a better world:
‘The world and everything in it is continually changing which proves to us that there is nothing permanent under the sun, and that perfect happiness is not to be expected but in another world!’
Edmund Rice to Mother Mary Knowd, Presentation Convent, Dublin. All Souls’ Day 1813
Let’s make compassion great again!
Can you help with a gift and stand with us with compassion and continue the spirit and principles of Edmund Rice?