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NAIDOC Week

Features Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Features

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

"Are we cognisant that our First Peoples are experts about their own needs and priorities and willing to stand with them, even if this costs us something?" (The Rev'd Andrew Schmidt)
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Are we tokenists, allies or accomplices for Jesus?

“So to be an accomplice with the crucified Christ, I need to uphold the God-given dignity of all others if I am to promote their flourishing above mine,” says The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt from The Parishes of Nerang and Mudgeeraba

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When Aaron met the Aunties

“So culture for me is more than about how people look, the dances we dance, the music we listen or the art we create – it’s about how we show love, how we relate to one another,” says Community of The Way member Aaron Vidya Sagar, as NAIDOC Week approaches

Spotlight Q&A

Q&A with St Margaret’s Old Girl, St John’s Crisis Centre President and Gold Coast Volunteer of the Year, Diann Eadeh

Meet Diann Eadeh and find out about her current projects and goals, her thoughts on NAIDOC Week and “Being Together: Embracing Joy”, how St Margaret’s helped equip her for a life of service, how St John’s Crisis Centre and St Peter’s, Southport are working together to support mothers and children, and what person of faith inspires her the most and why