Faith in action
We each have a role to play in addressing the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our prison systems – lets start by pledging our support.Take the pledge
Yesterday The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP became the first Aboriginal person to be appointed a Minister in the Australian Government, as Assistant Minister for Health.
On his appointment, Mr Wyatt said, "We're breaking, in a sense, a ceiling that we put there and thought that we would never, ever break through. There's the symbolism of having made it at a level that is a prime position in the nation."
Mr Wyatt brings decades of experience in leading Aboriginal health and education policy and programs. We also strongly believe in the importance of listening to the voices of frontline communities, and ensuring they are heard at the centre of government.That's why this appointment is so significant.
Please pray for Mr Wyatt as he brings his experience in Aboriginal health to the frontbench and pray that he continues to consult with all Aboriginal peoples and the Aboriginal voices that are often not brought to the consultation table.
We have joined nearly 100 other organisations to call for immediate national action on youth justice.
Brooke Prentis reflects on #ClintonsWalkForJustice and the injustices Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples still face in Australia, exhorting us to walk forward together, step-by-step.
We grieve for Wayne Fella Morrission. We grieve for Tane Chatfield. We grieve for every preventable death in custody.
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.