Join us to march for peace on Palm Sunday 24 March

We are proud to endorse this year's Palm Sunday Rally on 24 March 2pm starting at Belmore Park in Sydney. Come and join us and make your voices heard loud and clear for peace and the rights of refugees. We hope to see you there on this important day.


Sydney big walk for refugees

The Edmund Rice Centre is joining the Sydney BIG WALK for Refugees
We’re walking to show support for 10,000 people seeking asylum who are still waiting to call Australia home after more than 10 years. Unfortunately, refugees and people seeking asylum have once again become pawns in political games.
Let's take a stand and advocate for dignified and compassionate policies.
fROM: Welcome Wall, Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour
Arriving: First Fleet Park at 2pm.

Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim brothers and sisters

Ramadan is the holiest month of the year in Islamic calendar. During Ramadan, Muslims are called upon to abstain from eating, drinking, and responding to their instincts, to help them turn inward to their heart and the meaning of their lives. Interestingly, fasting is not a novel practice introduced by Islam. Thus, the practice of fasting in Islam is an extension of the practice found in earlier religions like Christianity and Judaism.
During this sacred month for Muslims, the Edmund Rice Centre stands in solidarity with those caught up in the conflict in Gaza who have been deprived of basic human necessities such as water, food, medicine, and shelter. We call upon the Israeli government to permit Palestinians access to humanitarian and medical aid and wish for a permanent ceasefire and peace in the interests of all.

International Women's Day webinar: Let Her Learn- Empowering women and girls through education

Join us on International Women's Day for a discussion about women's education, with particular reference to women's experiences in Afghanistan and Iran. Speakers will include Azam Sadeghpour, spokesperson for the Iranian Women's Association Australia, Najeebah Wasefadost, Founder Global Refugee Network, Rita Anwari, Founder and President of Women Empowerment and Leadership and Andree Brown, Executive Director of Edmund Rice Community Services.

Registration is essential - please CLICK HERE TO RSVP. The Zoom link for the webinar will be sent to your email address after you register.

Please check your Junk Folder if you have not received the RSVP confirmation email in your inbox.

For enquiries, contact Farid Ghalib at [email protected] 


Compassionate sovereign borders

With the arrival of a group of individuals in Western Australia on 16 February 2024, political parties have once again begun dehumanizing people and treating them as pawns in their political games. Such cruel and inhumane policies do not reflect the values of Australians. The Edmund Rice Centre advocates for a compassionate approach to resolving this issue. We strongly oppose indefinite offshore detention. Externalizing Australia’s asylum obligations has undermined the rights of those seeking safety and protection, leading to serious harm to their physical and mental health.


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