A Vision for Liberation – Break Every Yoke

A program for senior leaders in EREA schools and Edmund Rice communities

This three-day, residential program brings together leaders from across the EREA community, providing opportunities for personal reflection, dialogue with other leaders, and exploration of the stories that shape the way we understand our identity and mission. This program invites participation from those who have previously completed A Call to Leadership – Into the Deep.


The program encourages participants to consider how they might “speak with authority as a prophetic voice in the Church and the world” (The Good Seed Will Grow). It asks us to consider the challenges facing our communities and the world in which we live and the ways in which we might respond, locally and globally. It also offers the opportunity to experience contemporary responses to the pressing issues of our times within the wider Edmund Rice network.


A Vision for Liberation – Break Every Yoke calls us to take seriously the words of the prophet Isaiah, who reminds us of God’s vision of compassion, justice and peace that is at the heart of the Gospel: “Is not this the fast that I have chosen: to unlock the shackles of injustice, to loosen the ropes of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke” (58:6).


Previous program participants have said:

  • "The program affirmed my strategic and collaborative approach, but made me question whether my decisions are passionate and bold enough.!”
  • “The program challenged me to share my own life experiences more openly, as a way to help others embrace my leadership priorities”
  • “I have now regained my focus and direction as a Department leader”
  • “Iam now more attentive to how I am present to people; it is the quality of this presence that shapes people’s response to leadership”
Considers ways in which we might work towards a vision for liberation as members of the EREA community;
Offers opportunities for you to examine your own leadership and explore new ideas and approaches within a collegial environment;
Explores ways to articulate a vision of hope amidst ecological, social-economic and spiritual crisis facing the world today;
Provides opportunities for silence, prayer, mindfulness and reflective practice;

Programs Dates for 2018

RegionDateLocation
National Program #128 Feb - 2 March 2018Mulgoa Retreat Centre, NSW
National Program #230 May - 1 June 2018Campion Spirituality Centre, Kew, VIC

How to apply

Registrations for 2018 now open!

Click here to register

For more information contact formation@erea.edu.au or phone 03 9426 3200


Participation in this program can be used to fulfil accreditation requirements in some dioceses.