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Reconciliation Action Plan

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Implementing our RAP in relationship with First Nations businesses and artists

“In our workplaces we are keen to make a difference and contribute meaningfully in the Reconciliation journey, but we can sometimes struggle identifying opportunities to do this. One of the key ways we can practically make a difference is through our procurement decisions for both ongoing and ad hoc business and ministry needs,” says RAP Working Group member, Dr Stephen Hart

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Men's cultural workshop: learn to play play the Didj and make fire

Lecture Room 1
St Francis College
233 Milton Rd
Milton  Qld  4064

Join First Nation Artist and Cultural Facilitator Dean Tyson for a cultural workshop, in which men come together, learn to play the Didj (bring your own Didj if you have one), and make fire the traditional way. The event is hosted by the ACSQ RAP Working Group, and followed by a BBQ at 12pm. RSVP now as places are very limited. Donations welcome. See more.

The original Uluru Statement From the Heart canvas was brought to St John’s Cathedral on 21 September 2022 by constitutional lawyer Professor Megan Davis, who spoke about the Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution in this year's Brisbane Peace Lecture

Uluru Statement canvas delights Cathedral Peace Day attendees

The original Uluru Statement From the Heart canvas was brought to the Cathedral recently by constitutional lawyer and Cobble Cobble woman Professor Megan Davis, surprising those who gathered for 2022’s Brisbane Peace Lecture and the Celebrating Local Agents of Peace Awards


We'd love to have more First Nations Peoples join us!

Proud Bundjalung, Yaegl and Gumbaynggirr man and Anglicare Cultural Capability Facilitator, Howie Vandyke, encourages more First Nations Peoples to join the Anglicare Southern Queensland team: “It’s a really responsible role to have and it’s quite significant, actually. If you are looking after elders, you basically have access to hundreds of years of information…it’s a very humbling position to be in”


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