7 - 9th September 2018
“The people of Jerusalem devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and companionship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as many had need.”
The purpose of the 2018 Congress is to gather the EREA community and its partners, reflect upon EREA’s mission as it has been expressed since the 2012 Congress and to determine the broad directions of EREA in the next period of its story.
Congress delegates will include representatives from EREA Member and Associate Schools, EREA Council, Board, Executive and National Office Teams, Christian Brothers and other Religious Institutes, Catholic Education as well as invited guests from a range of international and local communities and traditions.
The EREA Congress will provide the opportunity to:
• engage in dialogue about the experiences of EREA since the last Congress
• identify and celebrate the significant areas of growth and transformation
• vision the new horizons for EREA within the context of the broader Australian Church
The four EREA Charter touchstones, Gospel Spirituality, Justice and Solidarity, Inclusive Community and Liberating Education, will be used to frame the Congress program and associated symbols and imagery will use the language of journey, exploration, charts and maps.