On Interntional Day Against Nuclear Tests, Common Grace supporter Penny Kleemann looks at the past and present impact of nuclear programs on Traditional Lands in South Australia, and how we can respond.
The history of our nation deeply affects the present and our future.
For over 60,000 years, 300 Aboriginal nations with over 600 dialects of language dwelt on the continent we now call Australia. Over 2,000 generations of Aboriginal people lived and died here.
In 1770 Captain Cook landed on Possession Island and began the dangerous story of Australia, which for Aboriginal peoples is filled with dispossession, disease, death and ongoing disadvantage.
As Christians we know the reach of sin, how it smothers its way into everything. All Australians are harmed by what has happened to Aboriginal Australians.
Only together, with lament and grief, apologies and forgiveness, friendship and solidarity, can we build a strong reconciled Australia.
Brooke Prentis invites us to love, to listen, to share as we reconcile divided cultures through a shared love of all of God's creation.
It was on this day in 1838 that the Myall Creek Massacre took place.
Torres Strait Islanders Aunty Rose Elu and Joyce Waia share us with the significance of ‘Mabo Day’, what it means for our nation, how they will be celebrating, and their reflections on the work still ahead of us.