On the evening of the first day of Reconciliation Week 2022, the Edmund Rice Centre, responding to the call BE BRAVE, MAKE CHANGE, commits to promoting a referendum on the #UluruStatement from the Heart. he Uluru Statement is vital as it represents a historic consensus of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders in seeking to recognise First Australians through a Voice to Parliament enshrined in and protected by the Constitution.Read more
Pacific Island Elders and former Heads of State H.E. Anote Tong and Hon. Enele Sopoaga, have reacted to the election of Anthony Albanese as the new Australian Prime Minister.Read more
Torres Strait and Pacific Islander community leaders have responded to the latest climate science report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), highlighting that the urgent end of fossil fuel extraction, including the closure of all coal fired plants by 2040, is needed to ensure the survival of their homelands and cultures.Read more
Justice for the family of Kumanjayi Walker, for the people of Yuendumu Community, and for First Nations people in the Northern Territory
Media Release - Sydney: Wed, 16th March 2022
Call from Edmund Rice Centre
“The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education today stands in solidarity with the family of Kumanjayi Walker, with the people of the Yuendumu community, and with First Nations people in the Northern Territory”, said Edmund Rice Centre Director, Phil Glendenning.
“The recent court verdict provides no sense of justice for the family of Kumanjayi Walker, nor for the people of the Yuendumu community, and nor for the First Nations people of the Northern Territory”, he affirmed. “They have witnessed a long history of violent gun deaths of their young people at the hands of police.”
ERC's Fr. Claude Mostowik msc is National President of Pax Christie Australia. Here is his statement on the situation in Ukraine. Please distribute the statement far and wide. ERC strongly supports this statement.
Pax Christi Australia absolutely condemns the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia, as we do the invasion of any country. We believe that war is always a defeat for humanity and breaks the connections we have with one another on this planet.Read more