EREA launch with principals and captains

Principals and school captains from Edmund Rice Schools across Australia will converge on Melbourne today for the national launch of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA).

The launch, which will take place over two days - 1 and 2 February - will see participants take part in a "formal formation" experience.

EREA executive director Dr Wayne Tinsey, wrote on the Edmund Rice Oceania website - that much will be said of the core values and priorities that Edmund Rice education stands for at the launch.

"The Charter for Edmund Rice Education is very clear - to be authentic, our schools must embrace a true option for the poor," Dr Tinsey wrote.

"This is central to the Gospel mandate and the Church and what it attempts to achieve means little if divorced from these key concerns."

Dr Tinsey added that Edmund Rice stressed that nothing but education could make people truly free.

"Education then becomes the practice of freedom. Christian education should be in the business of creating heroes."

Destination Melbourne (Edmund Rice Oceania 30/01/08)
Launch of EREA 27/01/08)

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Edmund Rice Oceania

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1 Feb 2008