Edmund Rice Centre for YES ✅

The ERCJE team is proud to have attended the #ComingTogetherForYes rally held by Yes23au to celebrate the beginning of NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week this weekend.

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Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year

Today’s readings capture the spirit and thoughts of Pope Francis in Laudato si’ and Fratelli tutti that point out the unity of all creation and humankind. All celebrate unequivocal peace as opposed to war and disregard for and destruction of Mother Earth.  In the first reading, God is described as completely opposed to war where the chariots from Ephraim and warhorses from Jerusalem need to be banished and the warrior’s bow (weapons) will be banished from all nations, not just Jerusalem. The responsorial psalm speaks of God’s mercy and compassion for all creatures and not to just one race or nation.

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Resources on the upcoming referendum for the Voice to parliament

As our nation moves towards a historic referendum on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition and a Voice to Parliament, we at the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education are stepping up our efforts to provide resources and encourage engagement in the process of building support for a Yes Vote. We have produced a Resource Kit with information and links to significant websites.

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