The Edmund Rice Centre, in partnership with the Iraqi Australian University Graduates Forum, is organising the Iraq Now Panel Discussion to reflect on the current human rights situation in Iraq. The discussion will focus on Iraq’s current security situation, human rights challenges, minority issues, political instability, refugee rights and returnee difficulties.Read more
As a result of the unprecedented nature of the bush fires that are being experienced throughout Australia, together with the extraordinary political debate that has been provoked by the fires, the Director of the Edmund Rice Centre, Phil Glendenning, has written an Open Letter to the Prime Minister. Please click here to read the open letter.
Media Statement – 10 October 2019
Interfaith Service on Asylum Seekers and Refugees
A group of NSW justice and peace organisations today continued their campaign to bring the Tamil family currently being held on Christmas Island back to the Australian mainland.
To encourage the Government to bring the family back to a community setting while the court process continues, the NSW Ecumenical Council and the Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, are hosting an Interfaith Service on Asylum Seekers and Refugees. The Service will be held at the Pitt Street Uniting Church in central Sydney on Thursday afternoon, 10 October 2019, 5.15-7.30pm. Click here to download the event flyer.Read more
The sun came out in Sydney for today's #climatestrike. The Domain was full and we estimate the crowd was at least 70,000-strong. We know that this number will keep growing. Thank you to all the children and young people at School Strike 4 Climate for your courage, passion and determination. We're right behind you. Pacific Climate Watch Edmund Rice Centre
In an unprecedented move, the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education (ERC) will shut its doors on Friday 20 September 2019 and encourage its staff and volunteers to attend the Global Climate Strikes taking place in The Domain, Sydney.Read more