Take the opportunity this National Reconciliation Week to deeply listen to Aboriginal Christian Leaders Uncle Ray Minniecon, Aunty Sue Hodges and Adam Gowen as they reflect on the meaning of Reconciliation and how we can practically love in action as Jesus calls us to do. This is a powerful conversation and is facilitated by Common Grace's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Coordinator Bianca Manning.
Please prepare your heart to engage and deeply listen to the voices and perspectives of these Aboriginal Christian Leaders.
Pastor Uncle Ray Minniecon is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi and Gurang Gurang nations of South-East Queensland, and a descendant of the South Sea Islander people. He is a founding board member of the Australian expression of NAIITS - a global indigenous theological community - and leads the Scarred Tree Indigenous Ministries at St John’s in Glebe, Sydney.
Aunty Sue Hodges is a Wiradjuri woman from the Central Western Slopes and Plains of Wellington in NSW. She is part of the Salvation Army’s Indigenous Ministry team working as the Divisional Indigenous Engagement Coordinator for NSW/ACT. She works in many areas including providing prison ministry, advocacy, and providing guidance to the denomination around Indigenous cultural and social justice issues.
Adam Gowen is a Wiradjuri man and Christian Leader. He holds a post-graduate theological qualification and a First Class Honours degree in Indigenous Studies, the thesis component of which dealt with issues of sovereignty, Aboriginal identity, and settler colonialism.