What we do
Services for Post Sentence Offenders and Victims.
Street Retreats, Social Justice Encounters and School’s Liaison.
Cross Cultural Immersion
Opportunities to reflect on complex justice issues in a cross cultural context.
In 2003 a group of people connected to the Edmund Rice Network got chatting. Many had spent time volunteering internationally and returned to Aotearoa questioning how to respond to complex and diverse social justice challenges. From this question grew the seeds of the ERJANZ Charitable Trust which was formalised to answer these questions as an activist community.
"This is an important, powerful step away from a punitive and ultimately ineffective justice system"
What's been happening
News from across the Network
West Africa Calls for Help in Supporting Communities Devastated by Ebola “We never had any mechanism in place for such an invincible and merciless virus. . . The situation is still not under control. It is too big for government to handle we need to step up.” Br. Pious Conteh, Sierra Leone, Sep 2014 Just[…]
2015 AGM Chairperson Report 2015 AGM
The Catholic Worker has a commitment to a hands-on practical approach to the teachings of Jesus as outlined in the Beatitudes, the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, and the Social Teachings of the church. From them we learn how to love God and our neighbor better. In periods of economic recession, times are tough. The Catholic[…]
Dear Friends of Free and Independent Media: Edmund Rice Justice is launching a crowd funder for West Papua Media Alerts at http://www.sponsume.com/project/west-papua-media-alerts As civil resistance movements across the world start shaking their way into global media consciousness, West Papua Media is one of the few independent media networks that have a head start on nurturing ‘witness journalism’. West Papua[…]
Edmund Rice Justice Christchurch will host “Voiceover Riots Reframed” at Mt Sion St Thomas of Canterbury College, 69 Middlepark Rd. Sockburn Friday 12th July. VoiceOver | Riots Reframed is a feature-length documentary which reframes England’s 2011 riots through voices of resistance – threading these perspectives together using moody instrumentals, dramatic monologue and raw spoken word. This[…]
This research was commissioned by Edmund Rice Justice and Nga Maata Waka in order to explore the issues faced by those living on the borders of Christchurch’s post earthquake Red Zones. Residents in these areas are in a unique position: although their own homes survived the earthquake large sections of their local communities have been rendered uninhabitable,[…]
ERJ, Community Law Canterbury, Pathway Trust and NZ Victim Support have been working hard towards the launch of a unique program offering restorative justice conferencing to post-sentence offenders, their families and victims. This program, one of only a handful in New Zealand, connects victims, criminals and the community in a process that aims not only to face a criminal[…]