You are invited to put your love into action this National Reconciliation Week, 27 May - 3 June 2022. 

Coming alongside the theme for National Reconciliation Week 2022, Be Brave. Make Change., the Common Grace movement will be exploring Reconciliation as Love in Action across our social media and through our Church Resources Toolkit.

Jesus calls us, empowers us, and actually commands us to love one another (John 13:34-35). Love, like Reconciliation, must involve taking action. 

Love in Action involves deep listening and learning #ChangeTheHeart, protecting the most vulnerable #RaiseTheAge, and being courageous in our efforts to end injustice #CloseTheGap #StopAboriginalDeathsInCustody #TreatyNow.


Here are 5 ways you can put your Love into Action:

Conversation with Aboriginal Christian Leaders

Take the opportunity 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.

Reconciliation as Love in Action Prayer

Join us in prayer as we are led by Tahlia Smith, Gureng Gureng and South Sea Islander woman and part of the Common Grace team.

#RaiseTheAge Template Letter

We've developed a template letter for you to send the Premier and/or Attorney General in your State or Territory a letter urging them to take action to #RaiseTheAge of criminal responsibility.


Love in Action Colouring-In

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leader and Artist Safina Stewart has developed these printable colouring-in sheets. These may be used as Sunday school resources, or as a reflective and prayerful colouring-in activity for children and adults at home. 


As we are led by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders into this National Reconciliation Week, would you consider donating to support the work of Common Grace as we continue to pursue friendship and Reconciliation in our lifetime? 


National Reconciliation Week Church Resources Toolkit

Developed by Aboriginal Christian Leaders, the National Reconciliation Week Church Resources Toolkit will equip your church or faith community to acknowledge and hear from Aboriginal peoples in your church service, and empower your church community to listen, learn, and love in action. The toolkit will include materials for worship, prayer, Bible readings, Acknowledgement of Country, action steps, and a video message. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders invite you to set aside Sunday 29th May 2022 as the Sunday during National Reconciliation Week to use the Church Resources Toolkit. These resources are also appropriate for use in School Chapel services.

Sign up your church to receive a Church Resources Toolkit for National Reconciliation Week. The Toolkit will be sent to your email inbox.


What is National Reconciliation Week?

National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) is an annual celebration that builds upon the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples of all cultures in these lands now called Australia. During National Reconciliation Week all Australians are invited to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation. National Reconciliation Week sits alongside other significant dates such as Aboriginal Sunday the Sunday before January 26, January 26 a day of mourning, invasion, and survival, and NAIDOC Week a week of celebrating the world’s oldest living continuing cultures from the first to the second Sunday of July.

Explore our previous National Reconciliation Week campaigns here.