At the recent Assembly I joined the Walking Together Circle of Interest. Anyone can join a circle of interest so I decided to limit myself to one. Walking Together as First and Second Peoples is a call that God continues to bring to my attention. As a church in Australia we have a responsibility to theologically reflect on what it means to live on land that was taken from First Peoples and how to develop friendships based on equality, justice and respect.
I got my first Walking Together update last week. I am inspired by the many ideas and suggestions for actions in this first update. These include an interview with Hayden Charles, the National Youth Committee Chairperson for the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress. Hayden shares some of his experience of walking together as First and Second Peoples. WATCH
As well Frontier Services shared about Walking on Country –
Frontier Services staff travelled on Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta country in the Riverina region of NSW and heard stories of culture, suffering, reconciliation and hope from local communities and elders.
Read about the Cummeragunja Walk Off, the first ever mass protest of Aboriginal people in Australia, and other inspiring stories. READ FRONTIER NEWS
The full update is here
Find out more about Circles of Interest here.