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Heritage Week 2017

Edmund Rice Beyond Borders

Heritage Week 2017, Edmund Rice Beyond Borders, embraces the mission of Edmund Rice International (ERI), a non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to working for children and young people who are marginalized because of poverty, lack of access to education, legal status, environmental degradation or involvement in armed conflict. ERI works at the international level to promote and protect the rights of children and young people particularly in regard to education. Support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and care for the environment are values embedded in all that ERI does. Inspired by the vision and life of Blessed Edmund Rice, ERI believes that education in all its forms offers opportunities for the promotion of a rights-based and faith-based approach to social justice and ecological advocacy.