National Reconciliation Week

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Black Lives Matter!

“Systemic racism operates at the deepest levels of our society. Systemic racism, or institutional racism, by another name, refers to how ‘white superiority’ functions as the norm. It is the lens by which we see all things. It shapes the political system, police force, the educational system, legal system, employment practices, and, yes, even our church,” says National Aboriginal Bishop Chris McLeod

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

“Violent, stormy waters that threaten to overwhelm and even to extinguish life is a recurring motif in the scriptures. From the darkness covering the face of the deep and the unformed chaos in the opening verses of Genesis, to Jesus asleep in the storm-tossed boat in the gospels, untamed, raging waters evoke potent fear in human beings,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall in his Week of Prayer for Christian Unity homily

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Message for National Sorry Day 2020

“One of the purposes of National Sorry Day each year is to help Australians have the courage to own the truth of our history and to talk about it. Part of that history involves the huge dislocation caused to families and communities by the forced removal of children,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, as he calls us to a minute’s silence on National Sorry Day at 12 noon on Tuesday 26 May

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Reconciliation Prayer Spaces

As part of our continuing series on Reconciliation Action Plan achievements, The Rev’d Susan Crothers-Robertson tells us about how St John’s Anglican College primary students recently explored Reconciliation Prayer Spaces with students opening themselves to awe and wonder: “When the students were welcomed into the prayer space, it felt there was an inner hospitality, an inner awakening, that God was inviting us into a deeper sense of being, as we reflected on the first peoples of the land”