Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude

Second Sunday of Easter

The resurrection does not solve our problems about dying and death. It is not the happy ending to our life’s struggle, nor is it the big surprise that God has kept in store for us.

No, the resurrection is the expression of God’s faithfulness….

The resurrection is God’s way of revealing to us that nothing that belongs to God will ever go to waste.

What belongs to God will never get lost.

Henri Nouwen, Our Greatest Gift

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Latest ERC Webinar: International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on Climate Change

Following a powerful campaign by the Vanuatu government together with grassroots Pacific Islander climate activists, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution seeking an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice on climate change, human rights and intergenerational equity. 

On Thursday 6 April 2023, Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education held a webinar with Hon. Ralph Regenvanu (Vanuatu Minister for Climate Change) and Vishal Prasad (Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change) to learn more about this fascinating campaign, when and how it started and its long-term implications for climate justice.

Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude


Jesus is risen! The good news is that the crucified Jesus whom a cruel, imperialistic power crucified was brought back to life. The spirit of God in Jesus came to show us life which the powers responded to with what the cross represents. In the last couple of years, books by Father Greg Boyle have made an impact on me. Barking to the Choir and Tattoos on the Heart. When I contemplate the presence of Mary at the tomb, a quote from Boyle comes to mind: God was – and is – in the heartbreak and in the insight born of sadness, and in the arms that wrap around our grief. Boyle writes about people with tattoos inked over their bodies but also tattoos they may not be aware of - tattoos in their brains where they see their core identity, or are seen by others, as B-O-R-N-S-C-U-M

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