As we enter the acknowledgement of "Always Was, Always Will Be", Pearl Taylor reflects on Listening through Art and Acknowledgement of Country.
Weaving in groups is a practice that is used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that not only provides a space to create, but also to yarn together (talk together) - sharing knowledge, story, and culture.
We are hosting an interactive zoom yarning space for you to connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders and learn the basics of weaving! The zoom will be held on Saturday 11th July at 2pm AEST.
Unfortunately, the Zoom Weaving and Yarning Circle has reached capacity. Follow us on Facebook @commongraceaus to be notified if any spots become available, and if you have signed up but are unable to attend the event please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you online during NAIDOC Week 5 - 12 July and celebrating again from 8 - 15 November 2020.
The Zoom Weaving and Yarning circle will be facilitated by:
|Brooke Prentis is an Aboriginal Christian Leader from the Wakka Wakka peoples and the CEO of Common Grace. Brooke is the co-ordinator of the Grasstree Gathering and works ecumenically speaking on issues of Justice affecting Australia and sharing a message of Reconciliation as friendship.|
|Aunty Sue Hodges is a Wiradjuri woman from Central NSW. She is part of the Salvation Army’s Indigenous Ministries team working as the Divisional Indigenous Engagement Coordinator for NSW and the ACT. She works in many areas such as homelessness, advocacy, and providing guidance to the denomination around Indigenous issues.|
|Safina Stewart’s Indigenous heritage comes from Wuthathi Country (in Far North Queensland) and Mabuiag Island (in the Torres Strait) and her non-Indigenous heritage comes from Scotland. She currently lives in Wonthaggi, Victoria. While she holds Bachelor of Education, Safina identifies as a contemporary Indigenous faith artist who uses her art to connect stories across cultures in ways that ask her audiences to consider the “Other”.|
|Bianca Manning is a Gomeroi woman and an emerging young Aboriginal Christian Leader from Newcastle. Bianca is Common Grace's Communications Officer, has a Social Work degree and currently lives in Brisbane studying at a Bible College called The Academy with Glory City Church.|
|Rhanee Tsetsakos is an Adnyamathanha woman currently living in Adelaide. She is an Aboriginal Christian Leader and member of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC). Rhannee’s ministries centre on working with youth and young adults and her ministries model connecting with other young adults in “genuine relationships in order to seek God together, to know their own stories and be part of each other’s stories.”|