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The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission shall:

  • Provide a forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to speak and take action on issues of faith, mission and evangelism; of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spirituality and theology; of social justice and land rights.
  • Serve as a unified voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as they relate to member churches and international ecumenical bodies.
  • Help rebuild self-esteem, pride and dignity within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Promote harmony, justice and understanding between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider community.
  • Provide a basis for further political action by church-related Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and the member churches of the National Council of Churches in Australia.
  • Administer all funds of the National Council of Churches in Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Share in furthering the objectives and promoting the programmes of the National Council of Churches in Australia.
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Memorandum of Understanding - see next page.