13 May 2009


Twenty-six Edmund Rice schools and ministries from Argentina, Canada, Dominica, Peru and the United States were represented at a recent justice conference in New Orleans.

Participants were able to observe at first hand the involvement of the Christian Brothers from the New Orleans community in supporting volunteers engaged in the ongoing reconstruction of the city following the devastation wrought by hurricane Katrina and with the rehabilitation of young offenders through the Cafe Reconcile program.

A summary of recent Chapter documents highlighting the ‘prophetic call to justice’ was presented in one of the input sessions leading to a discussion of the nature and role of advocacy and an explanation of the work of Edmund Rice International in both Geneva and New York. The conference also saw the establishment of an executive committee to build on the work of the conference and strengthen the schools justice network.

More information about the conference can be found at the JPIC website.

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