Presence, Liberation and Compassion:  Some Thoughts on Education in the Tradition of Edmund Rice

Some Reflections on Evangelisation and Mission

From History Early models of Christian evangelisation pre-supposed the disintegration of the cultures into which the Gospel was introduced. The world was perceived to be evil and unredeemed. Outside the Church, it was seen that there was no, or at least little chance...

A Reflection on Gratitude and Happiness

A Reflection on Gratitude and Happiness

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer –   Like many people, each morning, I call to mind the things in my life that I am grateful for. As well as the positive and loving energy that it generates for me,...

Educating for Fullness of Life

Educating for Fullness of Life

I have come that they may have life and have it to the full. – Jesus of Nazareth – A turning point in my career as a teacher came many years ago when I learned that a former student of mine committed suicide. This girl had been in my religion and homeroom classes for...

Education for Liberation

Education for Liberation

There are some people whom slavery holds fast; however, there are many others who hold fast to slavery. – Seneca – For many people, meaning in key areas of their lives is packaged and imposed on them by their dominant cultures and they lack the skills to question...

Authenticity in Mission

Authenticity in Mission

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried! – G K Chesterton – Judge not your success by your numbers or the quality of your buildings… judge your success by the quality of your hearts and your efforts to...

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