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Reconciliation Action Plan

Features The Rev'd Canon Bruce Boase is pictured with Tony Robertson Features

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

Events

Untold Histories Workshop

Join Sandra King, Bundjalung and Quandamooka woman, founding owner of Black Bold and Beautiful and recipient of the Order of Australia for service to the Indigenous community, as she shares insights into First Nations Peoples’ history, intertwining the impacts of past policies and legislation with her life and the life of her family. See more.

Events

Untold Histories Workshop

Join Sandra King, Bundjalung and Quandamooka woman, founding owner of Black Bold and Beautiful and recipient of the Order of Australia for service to the Indigenous community, as she shares insights into First Nations Peoples’ history, intertwining the impacts of past policies and legislation with her life and the life of her family. See more.

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Aboriginal Tent Embassy: the world’s longest ongoing First Nations land rights vigil

“Despite growing up in Canberra, I only first heard about the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1998 at the age of 22. During that year I was employed by an Aboriginal agency to tutor First Nations primary school children…At the end of the final tutoring session, the student’s parents thanked me with hand painted gifts, including a rock featuring the Aboriginal flag on one side and ‘The Aboriginal Tent Embassy 1998’ on the other,” says Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group member, Michelle McDonald

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Change the date: being allies with our First Nations peoples

“As part of Anglicare Southern Queensland’s Reconciliation journey this year, for the first time Anglicare provided all staff with the choice to either take the Australia Day public holiday on 26 January or work that day and take another day off in lieu…The anniversary of this day for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples represents a time to mourn, as their cultures, lives and families were devastated by colonisation”

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#ChangeTheHeart 2022: invitation from the Archbishop

“Participating in Common Grace’s #ChangeTheHeart 2022 online event provides an ideal occasion in which to turn words into action and, as Anglicans, to grow our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples locally and to explore local steps toward Reconciliation in line with the RAP,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall