STATEMENT from Phil Glendenning, Director of the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education
As some you may have already heard, after nearly 27 years in the role, I am resigning as Director of the Edmund Rice Centre. My last day will be January 31.
Next year, from early February to June 30, I will be working part-time on special projects for the Centre before taking a break and then commencing private consultancy work in 2024.
It has been an honour and a privilege to work with Edmund Rice Centre for the past quarter of a century and a bit, but now is the right time for me to step back.Read more
Edmund Rice Centre is proud to announce the appointment of ‘Alopi Latukefu to the role of Director for Centre starting in February 2023. This follows the retirement of the centre’s inaugural, long-standing and highly respected Director Phil Glendenning AM.Read more
SYDNEY, Tuesday, 4th Oct 2022
The Edmund Rice Centre today released an informational resource for the wider community to help all Australians understand the importance and the detail of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.Read more
On Saturday, 27 August 2022 Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education (ERCJ) organized a workshop on employment and career development for the newly arrived Afghan refugees. This workshop was delivered in partnership with Openpages.Read more
About the organisation
The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education has, for the last 26 years, challenged popular beliefs and dominant cultural values, asked the difficult questions, and looked at life from the standpoint of the minority, the victim, the outcast and the stranger. As a community of many faith backgrounds and none, our work is built on Catholic Social Teaching principles and Gospel values as we strive for a world in which:
- The needs of the poor take priority over the wants of the rich;
- The freedom of the dominated takes priority over the liberty of the powerful; and;
- The participation of marginalised groups - and of the marginalised earth itself - takes priority over the preservation of an order which excludes them.