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Living Languages: Reconciliation Week 2022

St Martin’s House (Darnell Room)
373 Ann St
Brisbane  Qld  4000

Take part in a discussion during National Reconciliation Week on the importance of language for First Nations Peoples, with special guest speakers Aunty Dr Rose Elu, 2021 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year; Gaja Kerry Charlton, Elder and acclaimed researcher; and, Des Crump, Industry Fellow (Indigenous Languages), University of Queensland. See more.

Reflections Reflections

Complexity in understanding Country and culture

“Our languages are the most complex in the world, such that even groups within the same language group have difficulty speaking to one another. Language is contextual – we have words for those things that pertain to our space. In the Wiradjuri language, for example, there is no word for ‘sharks’ as they do not exist in our universe,” says Wiradjuri artist and priest The Rev’d Canon Glenn Loughrey

Films & TV

High Ground

anglican focus film reviewer Jonathan Sargeant gives a mixed review of High Ground, a confronting colonial tale filmed in Arnhem Land, which is currently showing in cinemas


First Nations ‘icons’ – a portal to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Spiritualities

“The purpose of our recent meditation gathering was to create a space for reflection and learning using, as our ‘portal’, three magnificent paintings collectively depicted in the Bible Society’s ‘Christian Book of the Year 2017’, Our Mob, God’s Story, which features over 115 paintings by 65 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from around Australia,” says St Matthew’s, Holland Park parishioner, Randal Dennings