Australia lost a true giant with the death of Michael Finnane

Michael Finnane was a leader in every sense of the word – one of Australia’s best judges, a mentor to politicians and social justice advocates, a true friend of East Timor and Sri Lanka through their darkest days, and a staunch ally of the peoples of the Pacific. He was a generous and committed philanthropist, a great friend of the Edmund Rice Centre, and foundation supporter and mentor to ERC’s Pacific Calling Partnership.

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Legal Course - Know Your Rights


Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education and DLA Piper Australia in partnership with Tamil Resource Centre and Australian Iranian Community Organization are organizing a Free Legal Empowerment Course for refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants. The purpose is to empower multicultural communities in NSW by increasing their core legal knowledge and associated skills.  

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Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude

The Passion of Jesus is one we are so familiar with that we are tempted to skim it. But it is a time to pause in our constantly changing world. We have the opportunity to notice and claim our responsibility for the world we have had a hand in making. Here is Jesus: betrayed by one of his own, denied by the disciple who will eventually lead his church, abandoned by those who loved him. Jesus is called before the political power of his day because the religious leaders of his time are threatened by Jesus’ charisma, following, and power. Writers say that we are storytellers. This us how we make sense of everything around us from arising in the morning to working for peace and justice.  Other writers say, if we want to change our life and the world, we need to begin with stories.

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