In early May over 100 representatives from across Oceania Province, Edmund Rice Foundation and Edmund Rice Education Australia came together in Melbourne for the Gathering the Dreamers Event. Delegates from Ministries, the Christian Brothers, Schools and the Network reflected on the 150 years since the arrival of Br Ambrose Treacy and imagined a future for the Edmund Rice Movement.
EREA thanks and congratulates the Christian Brothers for organising, hosting and resourcing such a powerful and important gathering for carrying the Charism forward.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia as the traditional owners and custodians of the land of our schools. We are inspired and nurtured by their wisdom, spirituality and experience. We commit ourselves to actively
work alongside them for reconciliation and justice. We pay our respects to the Elders; past, present and future. As we take our next step we remember the first footsteps taken on this sacred land.