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Yes, I want to stand against the forced closure of Aboriginal homeland communities and commit to attending the rally in my area!

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The #SOSBlakAustralia campaign has been building momentum. The leaders of this movement, the Aboriginal women of the Kimberley, have called for Friday, May 1st, to be a National Day of Action, with over 85 rallies organised across Australia and the world to declare that Aboriginal communities matter.

The National Day of Action is an opportunity for us to stand with Aboriginal peoples of this land. It’s a chance to show that Christians from across the breadth of the Church in Australia, oppose the threat of community closures, and are willing to act to see justice prevail, based on both love for our neighbour and respect for God’s custodians of this land.

 

Join a rally:

 

We've made printable A3 signs you can download and print to take with you. You can find the colour version here and the B&W here.

 

 

Why?

As followers of Jesus, we know the wonder of being reconciled to God. We know the beauty of reconciliation. But we also know that reconciliation doesn’t come cheap - Jesus died on a cross - and calls us to live out real repentance. Repentance comes with change. 

A policy of forced closure of Aboriginal homeland communities, however, simply repeats the past. It is an attack on reconciliation, that renders the saying of ‘sorry’ utterly meaningless.

You can find more out about the proposed closure of Aboriginal communities and the invitation for faith communities to take part in the Rallies here.