On the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical, Pacific Calling Partnership and Edmund Rice Centre held a special Zoom webinar on the climate emergency in the Pacific and how Australians should respond.
The conversation with Bishop Vincent Long (Bishop of Parramatta) and His Excellency Anote Tong (former President of Kiribati) was facilitated by Jan Barnett rsj.
Settlement Cities: A Place-based Look at Humanitarian Settlement in Australia
New joint study to explore the achievements of refugee settlement across Australian major cities
CULTURAL diversity is central to the Australian national identity but little research has been done to explore trends across the largest destination areas for refugees who have settled in Australia.
Now, a joint project, Settlement Cities: A Place-based Look at Humanitarian Settlement in Australia, initiated by the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education aims to undertake the first in-depth look at refugee settlement through the lens of Australia’s major settlement cities.Read more
Feast of Christ, Heart of the Universe
Created to uplift Jesus as having care of and ultimate power over creation, Reign of Christ is a day layered with deep significance. It is the end of the liturgical year, the fulfilment of the cycle in which we travel with Jesus and the apostles through the building of this new church. Pope Pius XI instituted this solemnity in 1925 in response to growing nationalism and secularism. Europe was living with the nightmare memories of the First World War with an explosion of hatred and blindness that was resulting blood being spilt.Read more