New Zealand CAN is pleased to announce that the Edmund Rice Network NZ has today joined the Network. The Edmund Rice Network is a Christian association of schools, ministries, community groups and individuals that take their inspiration from the life and work of Edmund Rice - a Christian lay preacher who lived from 1762 - 1844 and devoted much of his life to serving others.

New Zealand CAN coordinator David Tong welcomed the Edmund Rice Network NZ's decision to join:

By joining New Zealand CAN, the Edmund Rice Network NZ are showing that faith communities in New Zealand are actively working for a safe, just climate future. In the wake of the Papal Encyclical and Islamic Declaration on Climate Change, faith communities worldwide are showing true leadership for climate justice.