Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) today launched a renewed Charter for all of their 53 Catholic Schools across Australia. This Charter will guide all Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition and provide a practical expression of their Identity.
The Charter articulates four touchstones: Liberating Education, Gospel Spiritualty, Inclusive Community and Justice and Solidarity.
These touchstones provide ideals authentically linked with the Charism which underpins the ministry in our schools and educational endeavors. They help us set our direction and define our goals, as following Blessed Edmund’s vision, we continue to reflect and seek to make the Gospel a living reality in our communities.
This renewed Charter is intended to assist schools to offer a liberating education, based on a Gospel spirituality, within an inclusive community committed to justice and solidarity. In this way, schools aspire to share in the prophetic mission of the Catholic Church to continue the work of Jesus and bring good news to the poor.
A Mobile App has been developed to support reflective practice around the Touchstones of the Charter. This is available at the App Store under the heading Touchstones.
The renewed Charter document can be found here.