Sunday 4th July marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week, so we thought we'd place the poster and theme here. the Theme for the week is "Heal Country!" and the image is "Care for Country" by Maggie-Jean Douglas, a Gubbi Gubbi woman from SE Queensland.
(Image used with permission)
This challenging and very important video comes to us from Common Grace, to mark the end of Reconciliation Week 2021. The Common Grace movement invites you to watch and share the Treaty video, as part of our commitment to being led by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders in pursuing friendship and Reconciliation in our lifetime.
Watch the video HERE
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This reflection comes on the eve of International Women's Day, given by Uniting Church in Australia President, Dr Deirdre Palmer. Who are the women for whom do YOU give thanks? :)
"Angels" mean different things to different people: from divine messengers to 'angelic children'(!) to guardian angels, and all sorts in between! Our angels are not meant to represent any one understanding, but are there to invite us into thinking about how the mystery we call "GOD" is present and active in the world. Angels and stars are two of the key - and much loved - symbols of Christmas, and however we understand them, they speak to us of big news!