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Stolen Generations

"To gather in a beautiful Cathedral and honour a coming together of people in the name of God, through the act of being together, was my highlight" (West Moreton Anglican College Learning Innovator – Indigenous Perspectives Phyllis Marsh, pictured with the Anglican Schools Commission Executive Director Sherril Molloy at the Innovate RAP launch event at St John's Cathedral on 23 November 2021)

Reconciliation Action Plan launch: highlights and insights

Members of our Diocesan community reflect on the recent Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan launch in St John’s Cathedral, sharing their highlights and learnings and how these will shape their work and ministry from here on in


Aboriginal art practices, stories and symbols

“Symbols in Aboriginal art are used as a means of communication for people, and for documenting histories, Country boundaries, ceremonies and food sources,” says Anglicare Cultural Support Worker and Kuku Yalanji artist Lalania Tusa, while inviting readers to join her in a dot painting workshop at a festival at St Francis College in October


NAIDOC Week 2021: ‘Heal Country!’

“When I’m on the ferry or barge heading for Tjerrangerri, I can’t help but have tears streaming down my face. She’s a beautiful Country. Following my family’s forcible physical separation from her, I am still reconnecting with her and all the beauty she possesses,” says Sandra King OAM


Time to listen and learn because change only starts with us

“I gained a greater understanding of the importance of ‘sorry’, Reconciliation and the power of education. I believe encouraging school students to visit places like the Beulah Community, in order to hear directly from First Nations peoples, is essential for creating change,” says Year 12 St Hilda’s School student Aimee Webb on her recent excursion to the Beulah Community and St Mark’s Anglican Church, Buderim