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Pilgrimage to the Waddananggu community

“I am very grateful to the Waddananggu community for welcoming me. It was such a privilege to be so welcomed to their Country and to learn about their culture and history. I felt empowered and humbled by their welcome. The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners make everyone an ‘us’ – they are inclusive of all even though they have been ‘othered’ since colonisation,” says Cathedral parishioner Angie Mooney

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“I want Australian Anglicans to know about West Papua”

“Human rights abuses of West Papuans by the Indonesian Government have gone on for so long that many people who were born since the Indonesian takeover are now grandparents. That’s why West Papuan Australians like me need to speak up in support of the Pacific Elders and others who stand up for the rights of my people to live in peace, freedom and safety,” says a former West Papuan refugee

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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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Archbishop's National Reconciliation Week 2022 message

“During the week, cultural seminars on untold histories, living languages and weaving workshops, together with church services, will run throughout Southern Queensland. I encourage you to make the most of these opportunities, to learn and to embrace our First Nations peoples’ stories, cultures and traditions. You’ll make new friends, build relationships, grow in understanding and contribute to Reconciliation,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall