Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude Mostowik

Third Sunday in Lent

Christianity would be all the poorer without today’s gospel narrative - as it would if we did not have the story of the Good Samaritan! John carefully introduces this story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well saying that Jesus had to pass through Samaria, a place Jewish people tried hard to avoid.  Against community expectations Jesus deliberately passed through this area and is found at this well at an unusual time of day with a woman who was trying to avoid her fellow villagers. She encounters a strange man who begins a conversation with her. He listens to her and she listens to him.

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STATEMENT FROM EDMUND RICE CENTRE

Postponement of Schools Justice through the Arts event owing to coronavirus concerns

On account of the coronavirus situation and following advice from relevant authorities, Edmund Rice Centre has postponed the schools Justice through the Arts event scheduled for Wednesday March 11 2020 at Santa Sabina College Strathfield, until October 2020 (date tbc).

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Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude Mostowik

Second Sunday in Lent

‘To see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.’ [William Blake]

‘Every time you listen with great attentiveness to the voice that calls you the Beloved, you will discover within yourself a desire to hear that voice longer and more deeply.’ [Henri Nouwen, The Life of the Beloved]

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Iraq Now Panel Discussion Media Release

Thursday 27 February 2020 at 5:30-7:30pm

Most Australians know precious little about the ongoing situation in Iraq. Even though Australia has sent troops to fight in Iraq over the past few decades, and even though in recent years thousands of Iraqi refugees have come to Australia in the wake of the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, most people in Australia are still unaware of the details of events in Iraq that forced people to flee the country, and the ongoing trauma and destruction that continues to this day. 

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Dan Stewart

On Friday February 20, the staff of Edmund Rice Centre gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of Brother Dan Stewart, whose vision led to the establishment of the Centre in 1996. A mass was celebrated in honor of Brother Dan. In his homily, Fr. Claude Mostowik msc, a long-term ERC staff member, reflected on Dan's life and his legacy in the work of Edmund Rice Centre:

 

 

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Iraq Now Panel Discussion

The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education (ERC) in partnership with the Iraqi Australian University Graduates Forum (IAUGF) are planning to organise Iraq Now Panel Discussion to reflect on the current situation of human rights in Iraq. The panel aims to raiseawareness about Iraq’s current security situation, human rights challenges, minority issues, political instability, refugee rights and returnee difficulties.

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Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude Mostowik

First Sunday in Lent March 1st, 2020

Today we return to our origins and remember who we are, how we are meant to be, and how the story has changed. Where life was meant to be shared [Genesis], God's word was perverted and God’s image in people (others and ourselves) was disfigured and maimed. The readings are very contemporary: about our lives and inconsistencies, of struggles to be faithful, of broken relationships, of the search for wisdom, the fullness of life, of a meaningful relationship with God and one another that embraces a compassionate responsibility for every living being.

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