Beginning of National Reconciliation Week_27th May – 3rd June 2018

The theme for NRW 2018 is Don’t Keep History a Mystery.

National Reconciliation Week

 

Reconciliation Week: Is the National Week to celebrate and build respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and all Australians. The week begins on May the 27th which is the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum that saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise them in the national census. It ends on June 3rd which commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the High Court of Australia’s landmark Mabo decision in 1992, which legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a special, a relationship to the land, a relationship that existed prior to colonialisation and still exists today. This recognition paved the way for land rights or Native Title. “Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” explores history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. This National Reconciliation Week learn more about the Australian story at https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/

 

Here are some suggested ways that your community can connect with Reconciliation Week:

  • Use the Anglican Board of Missions Reconciliation Week Resources which is attached

 

Reconciliation Week is a challenge to all Australians and as a Church we can take the words of St JPII 30 years ago in Alice Springs into action The church in Australia will not be fully the Church Jesus wants her to be until you have made your contribution to her life and your contribution has been joyfully received by others

 

May we walk together in Reconciliation in this great land of the Holy Spirit, honouring the sacred  land that we live, work and worship on today.  (ACM Director)

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