Faith in action
Journey with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders throughout National Reconciliation Week #NRW and NAIDOC Week #NAIDOC to join in for healing Country, through Treaty and Truth Telling.Read more
Today we stood in solidarity with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters, opposing any forced closures to Aboriginal homeland communities. #SOSBlakAustralia
Across the world 85 gatherings met to stand against the forced closure of communities.
As followers of Jesus, we know the wonder of being reconciled to God. We know the beauty of reconciliation. But we also know that reconciliation doesn’t come cheap - Jesus died on a cross - and calls us to live out real repentance. Repentance comes with change.
A policy of forced closure of Aboriginal homeland communities, however, simply repeats the past. It is an attack on reconciliation, that renders the saying of ‘sorry’ utterly meaningless.
You can find more out about the proposed closure of Aboriginal communities and the invitation for faith communities to take part in the Rallies here.
You can sign our petition to the WA Premier here. Our ask is that the Western Australian government to cease any decisions on the funding or closures of 150 Indigenous homeland communities. A full impact assessment and public consultation process must be engaged in. The voices of those for whom these communities are their homes, must be heard.
Today is National Close the Gap Day. The lack of Closing the Gap is an ongoing injustice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to die too young and too often from this injustice, and through these gaps we realise the inequality in these lands now called Australia.
Bianca Manning calls us to go on a journey of education and learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice.
Welcome Bianca Manning.
In 2000 Ben Johnson was a youth delegate representing the Salvation Army on a journey of Reconciliation from Canberra to Uluru.