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1992 Mabo Decision

Homilies & Addresses The Rev'd Paul Reynolds, Aunty Dr Rose Elu, The Rev'd Bradley Hauff and The Rt. Rev'd Te Kitohi Pikaahu Homilies & Addresses

Anglican Indigenous Network: Lambeth Conference 2022

“God calls us to respect one another. This, in part at least, involves respecting people’s territories, traditions and protocols; seeking counsel and consent; and, caring for one another. Respect is also about being welcoming and inclusive. When respect is fostered, harmony presides. When respect is denied, harm is caused,” says Aunty Dr Rose Elu in her Lambeth Conference Anglican Indigenous Network address

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Torres Strait Islander parishioners celebrate Mabo Day

Dancer and singers celebrate the 30th anniversary of the landmark High Court Mabo case decision on Friday 3 June 2022 in the church hall of Holy Trinity, Fortitude Valley. The musicians are led by parishioner Uncle Rupert, whose chieftain great-great-great grandfather received the Bible in 1871 from London Missionary Society and Melanesian Christians. The dancers are from the Malu Kiai Mura Buai Dance Company, and include many Torres Strait Islander parishioners. People from across our Diocesan community gathered for the special service and the spirited fellowship time

Eddie Mabo and Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC outside the High Court of Australia (Image courtesy of AIATSIS)
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The Mabo case 30 years on: still an icon of rightness and fairness

“The landmark Mabo case has become an icon of rightness and fairness, particularly demonstrated in this oft-quoted line from the classic 1997 film The Castle: “In summing up, it’s the Constitution, it’s Mabo, it’s justice, it’s law, it’s the vibe’,” says Saibai Elder Aunty Dr Rose Elu, as National Reconciliation Week continues

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Week of Prayer for Reconciliation: “a coming together of hearts, minds and souls”

“The focus on prayer during the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation will give us all an opportunity to pray specifically for a building up of the Body of Christ in a coming together of First Nations peoples and non-Indigenous peoples. The power of this is a coming together of hearts, minds and souls,” says The Rev’d Canon Bruce Boase, Chair of the ACSQ Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group

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Aboriginal Tent Embassy: the world’s longest ongoing First Nations land rights vigil

“Despite growing up in Canberra, I only first heard about the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1998 at the age of 22. During that year I was employed by an Aboriginal agency to tutor First Nations primary school children…At the end of the final tutoring session, the student’s parents thanked me with hand painted gifts, including a rock featuring the Aboriginal flag on one side and ‘The Aboriginal Tent Embassy 1998’ on the other,” says Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group member, Michelle McDonald