We are delighted that our Edmund Rice schools are leading the way in terms of a joint advocacy forum in support of the homeless community. After close social justice work with the Whitechapel Centre in Liverpool we have been invited to join this organisation to begin Young friends of the Whitechapel Centre where students from our schools will get to meet, plan and learn about advocacy on a regional scale. The first meeting in November saw the launch of our group, ground rules established and our first year long campaign planned. Responsibilities for admin and planning are allocated to various students across the schools and at each meeting we hope to see different students representing their social justice groups. we are so proud of our #edmundspeople.
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.