Iraq Now Panel Discussion Media Release

Thursday 27 February 2020 at 5:30-7:30pm

Most Australians know precious little about the ongoing situation in Iraq. Even though Australia has sent troops to fight in Iraq over the past few decades, and even though in recent years thousands of Iraqi refugees have come to Australia in the wake of the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, most people in Australia are still unaware of the details of events in Iraq that forced people to flee the country, and the ongoing trauma and destruction that continues to this day. 

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Dan Stewart

On Friday February 20, the staff of Edmund Rice Centre gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of Brother Dan Stewart, whose vision led to the establishment of the Centre in 1996. A mass was celebrated in honor of Brother Dan. In his homily, Fr. Claude Mostowik msc, a long-term ERC staff member, reflected on Dan's life and his legacy in the work of Edmund Rice Centre:

 

 

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Iraq Now Panel Discussion

The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education (ERC) in partnership with the Iraqi Australian University Graduates Forum (IAUGF) are planning to organise Iraq Now Panel Discussion to reflect on the current situation of human rights in Iraq. The panel aims to raiseawareness about Iraq’s current security situation, human rights challenges, minority issues, political instability, refugee rights and returnee difficulties.

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Iraq Now Panel Discussion

The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education (ERC) in partnership with the Iraqi Australian University Graduates Forum (IAUGF) are planning to organise Iraq Now Panel Discussion to reflect on the current situation of human rights in Iraq. The panel aims to raiseawareness about Iraq’s current security situation, human rights challenges, minority issues, political instability, refugee rights and returnee difficulties.

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Annual Tasmanian Peace Trust Lecture

ERC Director Phil Glendenning delivered the 2019 Annual Tasmanian Peace Trust Lecture. The Trust established the Annual Peace Trust Lecture in 1991. Special guest lecturers speak on peace-related themes.

Watch Phil's lecture, “From Uluru to Nauru: The Peace that Still Eludes Australia”

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