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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 14:50

Educating for justice and peace in Edmund Rice schools

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erea jp framework150Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) has launched a framework for educating for justice and peace entitled, "With Head, Heart, Hands and Feet" to be implemented in its schools and organisations.

EREA is the network of schools, entities and offices offering a Catholic education in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice and was established by the Christian Brothers in 2007.

This document was launched recently at the EREA Identity Leaders’ Conference in Melbourne following broad consultation during a review of justice and peace education in EREA.

At the heart of this framework is a spirituality and pedagogy of justice and peace education. It responds to Pope Francis’ vision to “never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity”.

The framework provides the foundation for Edmund Rice schools to educate for justice and peace, offering "hope to a world where the dignity of humanity and the integrity of creation is often diminished. An holistic approach to justice and peace education includes an integration of head, heart, hands and feet."

Download the "Head, Heart, Hands and Feet: Framework for Educating for Justice and Peace".

Access the accompanying web-based reflections made to supplement "Head, Heart, Hands and Feet: Framework for Educating for Justice and Peace".

This was adapted from a story featured in the August 2016 issue of the Christian Brothers Oceania Province newsletter.