National Reconciliation Week 2019
This years National Reconciliation Week theme is: Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage.
As followers of Jesus, we are called to love one another with our actions, and in truth.
But what should this look like between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Australia?
What actions do we need to take? How do we love one another in truth?
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. - 1 John 3:18
This National Reconciliation Week, 27 May - 3 June, we will aim to answer these questions through a series of daily blog posts and prayers written by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Christians.
The focus will be: "Reconciliation as Truth in Action" and we will be shedding light on the following truth telling areas:
- Stolen Land
- Stolen Generations
- Stolen Wages
- Stolen Lives - Closing the Gap
- Stolen Lives - Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
Reconciliation cannot happen without truth and action, and that takes a courageous friendship. Truth is the grounding to be able to walk together in courage. Action is what enables Reconciliation to be achievable.
Will you commit to this courageous journey of friendship as we seek to share important truths and hear these truths with open ears, hearts and minds? Sign up to receive our reconciliation week content in your 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 other Australians. During 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.