Katherine Rainger celebrates the transformative ministry and theology of Aunty Rev Denise Champion, the first Aboriginal women ordained in South Australia.
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.
Rev Mark Wormell celebrates Aunty Sharon Minniecon's 42 years of faithful Christian ministry across this country, and her continuning service to faithfully love and serve God, her people, and the wider church.
Brooke Prentis interviews Aunty Jean Phillips about the Aboriginal women who have shaped her life, her ministries empowering the next generation of Aboriginal Christian leaders, and her vision to see the Australian Church partnering with Aboriginal ministries in the healing of this land.
Rachel Borneman honours her aunty through the skin system, Aunty Joanne Brumel, and celebrates her determination, her love for her family, her commitment to education, her leadership and support of the next generation, and her example of faithfulness amidst pain and difficulty.