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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Edmund Rice Centre welcomes passing the bill legislating the Voice referendum

The Edmund Rice Centre welcomes the passing of the legislation bill allowing for the Referendum on recognition and a Voice to Parliament for our First Nations later this year. The Edmund Rice Centre remains committed to the full implementation of The Uluru Statement from the Heart, including voice, treaty, and truth-telling.

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Refugee Week 2023- Finding Freedom

As the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education we are not oblivious to the cries of refugees and people seeking asylum. Our work is shaped by presence, compassion, and liberation – all tenets of the Edmund Rice tradition.

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Listening to the Voice

We've been busy educating ourselves in preparation for the upcoming referendum. This handbook written by Thomas Mayo and Kerry O'Brien is a fantastic resource that's been helping us understand the importance of a First Nations' Voice to Parliament. It teaches us about the implications of the Referendum and the positive impact this will have on our country! Find a copy of the handbook in bookstores across the country, or order it online.

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Refugee week resource kit for teachers 2023

The 2023 Refugee Week Resource Kit for Teachers is compiled by Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education. It will assist teachers, students, and all members of the community to celebrate the contributions which refugees make to life in Australia.

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