NAIDOC week 2013 – 2 UCA Events
NAIDOC Week 2013 (7-14 July)
The theme for NAIDOC Week 2013 is We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963. This year’s theme proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament.
Visit naidoc.org.au for other events during the week
Ceiling Stories, Looking Down at Us
Tuesday 9th July
10.00am – 3.00pm (lunch will be provided)
Narana, 410 Torquay Road, Grovedale (near Geelong)
A Covenanting and Reconciliation Day run jointly between the UAICC in Victoria and the Synod’s Commission for Mission. Aimed at those in leadership in the Uniting Church and/or those interested and involved in finding out more about how to be actively involved in exploring what this covenant relationship means for you in your local faith communities.
Towards Reconciliation: A Theological Understanding of the Relationship Between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Non-Indigenous Australians
by Dr Peter Lewis and Matt Bell (from the Indigenous Hospitality House Christian Community)
This one day workshop, to be held during NAIDOC week, will consider the theological underpinnings of the journey towards justice and reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-indigenous peoples in Australia. It explores how non-indigenous Australians belong on land acquired unjustly and how to enable people to effect change. What is the appropriate Christian response to the injustice faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
The workshop will explore aspects of reconciliation — past, present and future—and current government policies such as the Northern Territory Intervention, constitutional recognition of the First Peoples and treaty/ies from a theological perspective.
Saturday 13th July
10.00am – 4.00pm (lunch will be provided)
Ashburton Uniting Church
3 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton
If you would like to attend either event, please RSVP by Friday 5th July to firstname.lastname@example.org or 9251 5266 – please include any dietary needs when RSVP’ing.
There is no cost involved in attending either of these events.