EREA and the Plenary Council "Listen to what the Spirit is saying..."
Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is fully committed to the Australian Plenary Council 2020 and appreciative of the opportunity to be involved in shaping our Church of the future. We have written a number of submissions, with Phase 2 available below:
EREA is committed to celebrating diversity and inclusion in our schools, parishes and communities. We aim to encourage leaders who will bring the Church alive and who will cherish and practise the values and spirit of a renewed and Gospel-inspired church in Australia.
We are appreciative of the opportunity to contribute to the Plenary Council in the hope of being part of reimagining and reshaping our Church. We wish to do more than contribute our thoughts, however, and hope that lay led groups can fully participate in decision-making processes. We need a Church that will better support and inspire our students, families and staff, encouraging them to take up the challenge of our EREA Touchstones - creating a hope filled future and better world for all.
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.