Friday, 9 May 2014

Week of Prayer for Reconciliation

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) provides Australia with a nationwide focus on reconciliation. The dates (27th May and 3rd June) commemorate the significant anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo Decision. 

It is a time for all  "Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort".

The theme for this year is: Lets walk the talk.

There are lots of resources, events and fact sheets on-line:

This week is also celebrated as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation and this year will be the 21st Anniversary.

ABM's reconciliation prayer resources can be found here: 

If you are in Queensland you might like attend one of Queensland Churches Together Indigenous Peoples Partnership (CTIPP)Reconciliation services.

You might also be interested in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland's Social Responsibilities Committee's Christian study guide aboutConstitutional reform to recognise Australia’s First Peoples.

(Thanks to Jen Basham and the Social Responsibilities Committee for these links)

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