Tag: Reconciliation

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 28 May – 4 June 2017 | NCCA

  The 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is being observed in Australia from the 28 May to 4 June, in the week between Ascension and Pentecost. This year’s theme is “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us” (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20).   The Faith and Unity Commission of the National Council of Churches… Continue Reading Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 28 May – 4 June 2017 | NCCA

National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week, 26 May – 3 June 2017

National Sorry Day The 26 May every year marks National Sorry Day, an Australia-wide day to acknowledge and remember the harm done to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were victims of Australian Government policies of forced removal.   Since the early days of European occupation of Australia, Indigenous children were removed from their families… Continue Reading National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week, 26 May – 3 June 2017

Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and Centre For Faith Enrichment’s Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program 2017 starts on 25th March

Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and the Centre For Faith Enrichment’s Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program for 2017 is beginning on Saturday 25th March, with the first of four workshops that will be taking place throughout the year.   The program aims to help people in the Perth Catholic faith community understand and engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in… Continue Reading Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and Centre For Faith Enrichment’s Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program 2017 starts on 25th March

Mission as Listening Workshop on 27th March: Listening, Nonviolence and Peacemaking

On 27th March Michael Wood and Brendan McKeague will be facilitating a workshop and conversation called “Mission as Listening.” Based on Pope Francis’ message for World Day of peace 2017, “Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace,” the workshop will look at how churches can equip themselves for listening as a way of practical peacemaking ministry, nonviolence… Continue Reading Mission as Listening Workshop on 27th March: Listening, Nonviolence and Peacemaking

United Nations | International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples | 9 August 2016

  Tuesday 9th August is the International Day of Indigenous People, and this year the theme is “Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education.”   From the United Nations’ website: This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is devoted to the right to education.   The right of indigenous peoples to education is protected by… Continue Reading United Nations | International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples | 9 August 2016

Sorry Day Commemoration Event – Thursday 26th May 2016

Thursday 26th May 2016, is National Sorry Day, which is a day for remembering the mistreatment of Australian indigenous people who were forcibly removed form their families and communities.   The first Sorry Day was held in 1998, a year after the tabling of the report Bringing Them Home; the result of an inquiry into… Continue Reading Sorry Day Commemoration Event – Thursday 26th May 2016

Week of Prayer for Reconciliation, 27 May to 3 June: Guide for Churches

The Week of Prayer for Reconciliation and National Reconciliation Week (NRW) are held each year between 27 May and 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the Mabo decision.   The NRW Guide for Churches (see below) provides useful information and ideas on… Continue Reading Week of Prayer for Reconciliation, 27 May to 3 June: Guide for Churches

Panel Discussion on “Constitutional Reform” or “Recognition” – 29 June 2016

Clontarf Aboriginal College will be hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday 29 June about “Constitutional Reform” or “Recognition,” and the issues and debate surrounding this topic. The panelists will include lawyer, Tammy Solnec, Maryanne McKay Matagarup from Heirisson Island Camp, and Chris Ellison, a Former Senator and Director of Notre Dame University.   For full… Continue Reading Panel Discussion on “Constitutional Reform” or “Recognition” – 29 June 2016

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

April 7th is the United Nations’ International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, which marks the start date of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Every year around that date the United Nations holds commemorative events at United Nations offices around the world.   For information on this year’s events: click here Background information on… Continue Reading International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

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