Sorry Day is more than just saying sorry, it is a time to reflect on the deep sadness caused to so many, and to stand in solidarity.
We know that many of you are passionate about justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but find it difficult to keep up to date with which dates are of national significance not just for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples but for all of us.
That’s why we’re inviting the Common Grace community to journey with us during Reconciliation Week as we learn more together.
Each year National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. As Christians, who have Reconciliation at the very heart of our faith, this week provides us with the perfect opportunity to put action to our beliefs.
Listening and learning are the best places to start on the journey towards practising reconciliation, and so that’s what we’re inviting you to do this Reconciliation Week.
We asked those who remember the 1967 Referendum what its significance was and whether it has changed our nation since.
Joanna Cruickshank reflects on the historical role of Aboriginal Christian leaders in the 1967 Referendum.
Today we celebrate the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian leaders, and learn of the importance of The Grasstree Gathering.
Today we hear what the Bible says about justice, reconciliation and recognition with Brooke Prentis and Rev Dr Geoff Broughton, through a podcast series from Surrender.
Brooke Prentis challenges us to not rest on the achievements of our past, but to wake up to the present day challenges of Reconciliation, and to do so together.
Sam Hearn reflects on his recent experience learning from local traditional owners about the Bunurong people and their country.
Tanya Riches reflects on the role of being an ally to Aboriginal brothers and sisters.
Torres Strait Islanders Aunty Rose Elu and Joyce Waia share us with the significance of ‘Mabo Day’, what it means for our nation, how they will be celebrating, and their reflections on the work still ahead of us.