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Week of Prayer for Reconciliation

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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

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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 Gurindji man and National Aboriginal Bishop Chris McLeod

Sandra King OAM (left) with RAP Committee co-chair The Rev'd Canon Bruce Boase and Anglicare's Olly Yasso at the Cathedral Precinct end-of-year lunch in December 2019
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Week of Prayer for Reconciliation and National Reconciliation Week

Wakka Wakka man The Rev’d Canon Bruce Boase, Yiman woman Olivene Yasso and Quandamooka and Bundjalung woman Aunty Sandra King OAM share their thoughts on the forthcoming Week of Prayer for Reconciliation and National Reconciliation Week, which are held between 27 May and 3 June annually, marking two significant milestones in the Reconciliation journey