The Edmund Rice Network is a global movement of people who have been inspired by Blessed Edmund Rice and wish to be part of his dream for a more just and equitable world. For us in Southern Africa, we particularly commit ourselves to Social Justice, Advocacy and Volunteerism.
We have a number of groups in Southern Africa. Some are comprised of older folk, some cater to the needs of university students while others are made up of Edmund Rice Society school-leavers.
Some of the groups have a strong spiritual growth focus while others are more committed to works of social justice.
Edmund Rice Network South Africa (ERNSAs) Social Justice and Advocacy Desk was launched in January of 2014.
Our yearly developed Formation Programme serves to educate and skill our members around Social Justice and Advocacy issues.
The Desk coordinates Social Justice Programmes, Eco Justice Presentations, Eco-Retreats, Skills Courses for vulnerable young adults, as well as volunteer projects such as The Umoya Project in Khayelitsha.
The Desk also advocates on behalf of local and international groups that suffer infringements on their Human Rights.