As part of Common Grace's 'Let Justice Flow' Conference, we are holding a series of four Pre-Conference Webinars online between July - October 2024. These webinars will introduce the key justice issues and policy asks we will be engaging with at the conference.

If you have already purchased a ticket to come to our 'Let Justice Flow' Conference the cost of these Webinars is covered in your ticket purchase and you are registered to attend and access these webinar recordings. Webinar details will be shared with you in the lead up to each event.

We know that there are many across our Common Grace movement who are unable to join us in person at our Conference, but would like to join us for these Pre-Conference Webinar conversations to engage more deeply with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice and Creation and Climate justice.

You are welcome to register and purchase a ticket online here to gain access to these live Pre-Conference Webinars and recordings. 

Register to join us for this pre-conference webinar series today. $20 provides access to all four live zoom webinars and recordings. Join us in person or watch the recordings at a time that suits you best.

Details of our Pre-Conference Webinar Series

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Webinar One

Promoting Deep Listening and a Community Development Approach in Aboriginal Policy Making

Details: Thursday August 1, 6:30 - 8:00pm AEST, Online via Zoom

This webinar will delve into a model of asset-based community development in Aboriginal communities. We'll explore how this model could be applied in policy making, advocacy and community work using the Yarrabah Aboriginal Community as a case study. We will be covering ideas including the importance of deep listening, starting from strengths and assets instead of deficits and issues, local community leadership, shifting power and decision making to grassroots, Process over outcome - prioritising patience, trust and collaboration; and understanding and incorporating Aboriginal knowledge, experiences and frameworks.

Facilitated by Bianca Manning speaking with Safina Stewart,  Joshua Lane and Aunty Elverina Johnson. 

 

Bianca Manning

Gomeroi woman and Common Grace's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Coordinator

Joshua Lane

Kanolu and Lardil man, Chaplain at Cowboys House and Cleveland Training & Education Centre and Culture Lead for Scripture Union Australia

Aunty Elverina Johnson

Gungganji and Yidinji woman from Yarrabah Aboriginal Community. Her creativity extends from visual art, performing, writing, music, producing and leadership.

 

Safina Stewart

Wuthathi and Mabuiag Island woman and Common Grace's Relationships and Storytelling Coordinator

 

 

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Webinar Two

Caring For Our Common Home: The Theological Imperatives for Climate Justice

Details: Wednesday 4 September, 7:30-8:30pm AEST, Online via Zoom

The climate crisis is one of the most critical issues facing our world today. Caring For Our Common Home: The Theological Imperatives for Climate Justice invites us to explore our foundational reasons as Christians for engaging in this cause. Discover how First Nations' deep connection to Country enriches our commitment to environmental stewardship. Hear from our speakers as they share their journeys and insights on how they live out their understanding of caring for God's creation.

Facilitated by Jane Kelly speaking with CR Claire Harvey JP, Dr Mick Pope and Safina Stewart.  


Jane Kelly

Common Grace's Creation and Climate Justice Coordinator

CR Claire Harvey JP

Chair of SECCCA's Councillor Advisory Group and co-author of A Climate of Hope: Church & Mission in a Warming World 

Dr Mick Pope

Meteorologist, ecotheologian and co-author of A Climate of Hope: Church & Mission in a Warming World 

Safina Stewart

Wuthathi and Mabuiag Island woman and Common Grace's Relationships and Storytelling Coordinator

 

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Webinar Three

Champions of Change: First Nations and Climate Policy Reform

Details: Wednesday 16 October, 7-8pm AEDT, Online via Zoom

Join us as we hear from Rikki Dank from Gudanji for Country, who is fighting against overgrazing, mining, and fracking in the Beetaloo Basin. Their work elevates the voices of Aboriginal women speaking for the Marabana songline, with responsibilities to protect Country. Gudanji for Country combines ancient wisdom and scientific research to highlight the vital relationships between the Gudanji people, their non-human kin, and Country, demonstrating the importance of protecting these connections against climate change and harmful industries.

We will also hear about ‘Renew Australia for All,’ an unprecedented coalition campaign that Common Grace has joined. This initiative aims to secure a historic federal climate solutions policy, aligning Australia’s domestic emissions trajectory with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The campaign seeks to transform Australia into a global leader in renewable energy-powered manufacturing and industry while delivering tangible benefits to communities, households, and workers. None of us can do this alone. Leigh Ewbank from Climate Solutions will share insights into this collaborative, cross-sector campaign and the pivotal role Common Grace will play in urging the Federal Government to deliver a comprehensive climate solutions package that meets the scale of the crisis.

Facilitated by Jane Kelly speaking with Rikki Dank and Leigh Ewbank.  


Jane Kelly

Common Grace's Creation and Climate Justice Coordinator

Rikki Dank 

(Lhudi Noralima)

First Nations person and Traditional Owner from the Gudanji and Wakaya nations in the Northern Territory of Australia

Leigh Ewbank

Senior campaigner for Solutions for Climate Australia (CANA)

 

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Webinar Four

#RaiseTheAge: Keeping Indigenous Children Safe, Free and Flourishing

Details: Wednesday 30 October, 7pm-8:30pm AEDT, Online via Zoom

We dream of a nation where all children receive love and care; where all children can learn and thrive in safe families and communities; where all children are supported to heal and to grow from the mistakes they make, and flourish as God intended.

Join us as we are led by Aboriginal Christian Leaders in wrestling with our colonial history and current narratives of youth crime while keeping the safety, well-being and rights of children at the centre of our advocacy.

Facilitated by Bianca Manning, Gomeroi woman and Common Grace's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Coordinator. Further speakers will be confirmed shortly. 

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When

Thursday August 01, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8pm

Where

Webinar One (online via Zoom)
Virtual
Australia
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