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Churchwarden and Synod Representative for the Torres Strait Non-Geographic Parish, ACSQ Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group member and Executive Member of NATSIAC

Aunty Dr Rose Elu

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Aunty Dr Rose Elu is a member of the ACSQ Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group; a Churchwarden and Synod Representative for the Torres Strait Non-Geographic Parish; an Executive Member of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council (NATSIAC); a member of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change; and, a family support counsellor with Anglicare. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Political Science from the University of Queensland, a PhD in Customary Law from the University of Hawaii and further post graduate studies in Theology at St Francis College.

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Buiyaw Thoethupoegay (The Coming of The Light prayer)

On 1 July annually, Torres Strait Islanders celebrate the anniversary of ‘The Coming of The Light’ when The London Missionary Society and Melanesian leaders landed on Erub in 1871, introducing the Bible to the people who lived there. Hear Saibai Elder Aunty Dr Rose Elu share the Buiyaw Thoethupoegay (The Coming of The Light prayer) in Kalaw Kawaw Ya in this special video

Aunty Dr Rose Elu preached at St John’s East Malvern on Sunday 27 March 2022. She is pictured with St John’s East Malvern vicar The Rev’d Dr Alexander Ross, Archbishop Philip Freier and Bishop Brad Billings
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Mothering Sunday: 27 March 2022 – St John’s East Malvern (Melbourne)

“I was not the best with sailing growing up, especially given that I am from the sea. I suffered terrible seasickness as a child. Whenever we sailed, I would always stay on deck, close to my father so I felt safe… As we sat around my father while he steered the rudder, he told us that, ‘The rainbow is God’s creation and God made this world in beautiful colours, including his people.’ He then told us not to be judgmental and to always respect, honour and listen to one another. He said that loving others is always the most important thing,” said Aunty Dr Rose Elu during her Mothering Sunday sermon at St John’s East Malvern

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“Our spirituality lies in the sea, sky and land”

“Our spirituality lies in the sea, sky and land and since time immemorial our people have believed in a Creator, but we did not know that the Creator was the Christian God. The Coming of the Light commemorates the Gospel coming to us and giving us a name for the Creator,” says 2021 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year, Aunty Dr Rose Elu