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.Read more
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”.Read more
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