Aboriginal Christian Leader Brooke Prentis reflects on her time travelling the nation for the #Jan26 Prayer Services where over 2000 people were in attendance.
Over the last decade, Ann Van Leerdam has been attending Survival Day marches and festivals that have deeply shaped how she now approaches January 26.
Young Aboriginal Christian Leader Bianca Manning reflects on the deeply moving experience at the #ChangeTheHeart Prayer Services as they begin across the country.
Chris De Souza shares his journey learning about the history of January 26 from Aboriginal Christian leaders, and impact within his neighbourhood and beyond.
Amanda Merrett shares how her experience of last year's #Jan26 Prayer Services changed her attitude towards January 26th, and connected her into her own story with this land.
At some point, I became faintly aware that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples didn’t feel the same way about January 26 as I did.
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Spokesperson, Brooke Prentis, and team member, Tanya Riches, recently caught up with Dave from PEACEcast - the new podcast by the PEACEtalks team at Paddington Anglican in Sydney - for a good chat about all things Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice and January 26 - including THAT lamb ad!
... It was a moment of honesty between two Aussie men. One of them was me – a guy often accused of being a ‘tree-hugging-bleeding-heart-lefty’ (of the specific Jesus-freak variety). The other was a cashed-up tradie. The kind of guy that you expect to have Southern Cross tattoo.
January 2017. My family moved to Brisbane Australia four years ago, and this year, we plan to start the process of becoming Australian citizens... It is likely that I will need to understand what Australia Day is all about.
I am a white Australian. On one side of my family I have a convict grandfather who arrived in 1812 having poached a rabbit in England. He made quite a life for himself in the new Sydney colony and I have grown up spotting the buildings he built and owned in the early settlement. I am a beneficiary of his arrival.