Faith in action
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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.
David Cook was part of the organising committee for the Melbourne Walk for Reconciliation in the year 2000. His reflection is part of our Gallery of photos and stories of Christians who participated in Walks for Reconciliation.
Artist Safina Stewart has prepared a colouring in sheet for Sorry Day. Find it here.
Rachel reflects on the way Jesus met people and what that might have to say to us as we consider the 250 years since Captain Cook’s encounter with Aboriginal people.
Brooke Prentis declared these words at Kurnell at sunrise on the 29th of April 2020, 250 years since the Gweagal Peoples met Lt. James Cook and his men.