International’ is an NGO within the United Nations in Geneva that lobbies
governments and international agencies on issues of justice and human rights.
The NGO was established in 2008 and has a number of success stories in recent
times including persuading the country of St Lucia to adapt its criminal
seven Edmund Rice secondary schools in England and each school has an ‘Edmund
Rice International Group’ (often abbreviated simply to ‘ERI’) open to all Sixth
Form students and led by a Teacher. These groups support the current campaigns
co-ordinated in Geneva and provide opportunities for Sixth Formers to be ‘doers
for justice’ and agents of change.
of the ERI group are annually elected as ‘Youth Ambassadors’ and travel to
Geneva each January, along with all other Edmund Rice secondary schools’ Youth
Ambassadors and Lead Teachers, to have a first-hand experience of the work that
is undertaken by ERI at the UN. On returning to school
the Youth Ambassadors disseminate their experiences to the rest of the ERI
group as well as begin work with younger students to further the work in
Advocacy and Human Rights that is being done.
So far this academic year the ERI Group at St Ambrose College
Written to MPs and Bishops to raise
the issue of persecution of Christians in Syria
Worked with St Ambrose Prep School in
collecting clothing for Asylum Seekers
Arranged for Mike Kane, a Catholic, Labour
MP to visit the College
Coordinated a food collection for the
Wythenshawe Food Bank Hub
in the ERI & Caritas letter writing campaign for children born with HIV
an ‘Advocacy’ course delivered by the ER Youth Development Coordinator
for a First Class Relic of Blessed Edmund Rice to be fitted in the Chapel
sent a student to work with Miss Water’s Edmund Rice Group at the Prep
with an appeal for Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School in Partington
If you are
interested in joining the ERI group at St Ambrose College please see Mr Krause;
the group meets every Monday in the Conference Room at 12:40hrs.
ERI Youth Ambassadors for
2016: Shane Fox and Maximilian Ashton.
click here to view letter from MP David Mowat 2016
click here to view Press Release for the Blessed Edmund Rice Relic 2016