Sydney big walk for refugees

The Edmund Rice Centre is joining the Sydney BIG WALK for Refugees
We’re walking to show support for 10,000 people seeking asylum who are still waiting to call Australia home after more than 10 years. Unfortunately, refugees and people seeking asylum have once again become pawns in political games.
Let's take a stand and advocate for dignified and compassionate policies.
fROM: Welcome Wall, Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour
Arriving: First Fleet Park at 2pm.

Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim brothers and sisters

Ramadan is the holiest month of the year in Islamic calendar. During Ramadan, Muslims are called upon to abstain from eating, drinking, and responding to their instincts, to help them turn inward to their heart and the meaning of their lives. Interestingly, fasting is not a novel practice introduced by Islam. Thus, the practice of fasting in Islam is an extension of the practice found in earlier religions like Christianity and Judaism.
During this sacred month for Muslims, the Edmund Rice Centre stands in solidarity with those caught up in the conflict in Gaza who have been deprived of basic human necessities such as water, food, medicine, and shelter. We call upon the Israeli government to permit Palestinians access to humanitarian and medical aid and wish for a permanent ceasefire and peace in the interests of all.

Fifth Sunday of Lent

What is God up to? According to Jeremiah, religion is getting a complete makeover from something formal, external and calcified to something alive that can touch peoples’ lives. Jeremiah speaks of God’s desire for a new and more intimate covenant that is gut-located, heart-centered, and mind-penetrated. This motherly wants nothing to do with punishment and over and over again ‘gambles on love’. This covenant, written or tattooed on our hearts, is a law of love and care, not hate and punishment. As we see immense suffering, death and destruction through war and violence, great polarisations, nationalism, genocide and xenophobia, we ask how people who say they know God can continue by their actions or silence to allow dehumanisation, dispossession, oppression and exploitation of Palestinians, indigenous peoples, refugees and migrants to continue.

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