Edmund Rice England - Presence . Compassion . Liberation

Climate Change Conference

Well done to St Ambrose College and to St Anselm’s College for sending students to represent their schools at this week’s virtual Climate Crisis Conference. Organised by the InterClimate Network and Liverpool World Centre, more than 15 schools, UK-wide participated in a UN-style debate where each school represented a different country and needed to present their environmental record as well as form collaborations and outline their plans for meeting international emissions targets. Students spoke confidently about how the Climate Crisis was effecting Ethiopia, Australia, Bangladesh and China. Their collaborations in the breakout rooms were excellent – each putting together proposals for possible collaborations between countries to tackle the degradation of the planet. The conference ended with expert panellists presenting about their own projects such as local government environmental policies and lobbying for change, the fashion industry and its global environmental impact, community food growing and organic shops and how schools can implement actions to create better awareness around this urgent crisis. Students all took away key messages and activities they will implement in their schools and communities. This event fits in perfectly with our Connecting Classrooms project: #ERSchoolsAgainstWaste

Prayer

Prayer of Thanks for Blessed Edmund Rice

O God, we thank you for the life of Edmund Rice.
He opened his heart to Christ present in those oppressed by poverty and injustice.
May we follow his example of faith and generosity.
Grant us the courage and compassion of Edmund as we seek to live lives of love and service.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.