January 26th is recognised as Australia Day, a day to celebrate our country and the people who call it home, and everything that makes Australia such a wonderfully diverse and multicultural nation. However, for many Australians, particularly the First Peoples of this land, January 26th marks Survival Day or Invasion Day. It is important to acknowledge and understand the reasons behind this. As we celebrate the… Continue Reading Australia Day and Survival Day
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This Christmas and holiday season, many of us will be spending time with people who are very quick to recite what they hear on talkback radio or read in the tabloid press. That’s why we’ve put together The Edmund Rice Centre’s Guide to Speaking up for Social Justice this Christmas. The Guide has… Continue Reading Edmund Rice Centre | Speak up for Social Justice this Christmas
The Edmund Rice Centre is calling on Australians to sign a petition encouraging the Australian Government to put an end to offshore processing of asylum seekers and to bring people safely to Australia’s shores. You can read more about the campaign below, and sign the petition here. There are serious reports of abuse, self-harm… Continue Reading It’s Time for a Better Way – Petition to end offshore processing | Edmund Rice Centre
Issue 45 of the Edmund Rice Centre WA Newsletter is now available to read online. This issue promotes the work done by the Edmund Rice Centre in October of this year, working with people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. You can read the newsletter here.
Friday 6th May marks the first day of 2016’s Fair Trade Fortnight, which, according to Fair Trade Australia and New Zealand is an annual, nationwide celebration of all things fair trade and the difference that choosing fair makes for millions of farmers and workers in developing countries. Here’s some information about what Fair Trade… Continue Reading Fair Trade Fortnight, Friday 6 – Sunday 22 May: How you can get involved