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World Council of Churches

News Dr Hrangthan Chhungi from Mizoram, India with Mrs Diana Jenbise Gerenja Kristen Injili Di Tanah Papua News

WCC expresses solidarity, urges advocacy for the human rights and self-determination of Indigenous Peoples across the world

In a public statement released by the World Council of Churches central committee, the WCC recognises that ever since their first contact with colonizers, Indigenous Peoples have experienced a series of harms,” and that the mental and physical well-being of the children, grandchildren, and generations to come are at stake”

Prof. Anne Pattel-Gray, participant of the WCC Indigenous People’s Pre-Assembly and descendant of the Bidjara people (Photo: Sean Hawkey/WCC)
International

Prof. Anne Pattel-Gray urges: “include ancient wisdom and knowledge of First Nations people”

During the World Council of Churches Indigenous People’s Pre-Assembly, Aunty Prof. Anne Pattel-Gray reflected that “Indigenous people from all over the globe bring a rich insight and theological perspective that have not been given the respect and credit that they should. We hold an ancient knowledge and relationship with the Creator that the western churches need to listen to”

Features

“Each morning you must wake up and find your own hope”

“Daily life all over the world often revolves around work and food. Looking at the second photo, we see the work that this man does, growing strawberries for all to eat. Taken in Ramallah, this photo captured for me that element of life going on,” says Helen Rainger from the Diocese of Canberra-Goulburn