When Australian Christians come to the realisation of the true history of these lands now called Australia — the over 65,000 years of custodianship and stewardship by over 300 nations of Aboriginal peoples, and the true history since colonisation — hearts and minds are unsettled and the question arises "What do I do?".

We invite you to join together as we pause to reflect and acknowledge January 26, in lament, prayer and action for justice. 

Join together with Christians across these lands taking action to learn, pray, acknowledge and walk together in friendship for healing, reconciliation and justice on January 26, 2023.  

Explore ideas below as together we are led by Aboriginal Christian Leaders to mark #January26.


Post your Acknowledgement of Country using the Common Grace website tool

Commit to taking a stand for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice by sharing a photo of your feet on Country and sharing an Acknowledgement of Country on social media. Talk about it with whoever you meet on the day and invite others to take part.

Learn about the history of Jan 26 - watch and share the ‘History of January 26’ video

This video, originally developed for #ChangeTheHeart 2021, powerfully tells about the history of January 26, providing important context to this date. Watch Now then share on your social media. 

Watch the History of Jan 26 video on Facebook here. 

Read more about the history of Jan 26 here. 

Stand in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples attending rallies and events across the country

There are multiple ways to join together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across these lands now called Australia as we mark January 26 as a Day of Mourning, Survival Day, Invasion Day.

We've put together a list of online and in-person events, including information about #ChangeTheHeart 2023, here

Donate to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice

Your donation helps empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders to lead our nation and followers of Jesus to listen deeply, advocate for truth-telling and justice for flourishing for all.

Click here to donate.

Observe 65 seconds of silence, one second for each thousand years

Consider the thousands of years Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the generations, as the world's oldest, living, continuing cultures have walked these lands, looked at these skies and loved these places we now call home.

Take Action for Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and #RaiseTheAge

There have been over 570 Aboriginal Deaths in Custody since 1980 - over 470 of these since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody released their report in 1991. This grieves the heart of God. It is important that we learn the names and stories, we lament together, we pray without ceasing and we act to see change.

Find out how on our Aboriginal Deaths in Custody resources page here. 

Take action by writing a letter to your state Premier and/or Attorney General to Raise The Age of criminal responsibility. 

Pray for justice, healing and reconciliation in these lands

Spend time in prayer for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Pray for friendship and reconciliation to come in our lifetime and for justice today for those experiencing the pain and brokenness of our world.

We have a page of prayer resources for Aboriginal justice here.


Commit to learning more and participating in 2023

Commit to your journey of education and learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice. Find ideas on our Aboriginal justice resources page here

Pledge to take action for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice & Justice in 2023. 

Join the Movement - Sign up and follow Common Grace on social media

Commit to walking together on the journey of friendship and reconciliation by joining the Common Grace movement. Sign up with your email on our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @commongraceaus