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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Donate now and help us continue to empower the voices of First Nations peoples, refugees and people seeking asylum, and Pacific Islander communities affected by the climate crisis

Donate now and help us continue to empower the voices of First Nations peoples, refugees and people seeking asylum, and Pacific Islander communities affected by the climate crisis. With the end of the financial year looming, it's not too late to donate and receive a tax receipt for this financial year. 

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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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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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