ERC's submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee reviewing the Australian Human Rights Framework

The Edmund Rice Centre recently made a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee reviewing the Australian Human Rights Framework. To read the submission (no.60) and others you can click here.


Fair Play - an ERC event for schools only to explore the interaction between sport, social justice and human rights

The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education continues to promote ways to encourage young people to become advocates and to work for justice. There are many ways we can express our commitment as well as learn the core messages. ‘Australia is a nation that is inherently passionate about sport’ (The Starting Line by No2ndPlace, 2023) and our young people are connected more than most. 82% of Australians believe that sport can make important societal change (The Starting Line).

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Edmund Rice Centre for YES ✅

The ERCJE team is proud to have attended the #ComingTogetherForYes rally held by Yes23au to celebrate the beginning of NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week this weekend.

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Resources on the upcoming referendum for the Voice to parliament

As our nation moves towards a historic referendum on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition and a Voice to Parliament, we at the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education are stepping up our efforts to provide resources and encourage engagement in the process of building support for a Yes Vote. We have produced a Resource Kit with information and links to significant websites.

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Refugees and racism: now is not the time to be silent

By Phil Glendenning

When Edmund Rice opened the North Richmond Street School in Dublin, Irish independence leader Daniel O'Connell laid the foundation stone watched by some hundred thousand people. It was an amazing crowd given that Dublin's entire population in 1828 was only a few hundred thousand. Clearly, Edmund was engaged in the world. His was not a cloistered faith. He saw the unjust Penal Laws of Ireland and their impact on the poor.

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