Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude

Third Sunday of Easter

Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road…...’ These burning hearts take us further into God’s world.

When Jesus approaches the disciples along the road, ‘their eyes were kept from recognizing him.’ Jesus still ‘meets people where they are’ - whether in locked in a room for fear or walking along the road in grief and despair. One disciple was called Cleopas. It has been suggested that the other was a woman because was not named, but scripture scholar and former archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, said in a talk in Melbourne, that it certainly was not a woman because Jesus never referred to a woman as having little faith! 

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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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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.

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