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National Reconciliation Week 2021

27 May – 3 June 2021

More than a word. Reconciliation takes action 

Reconciliation Australia

 #MoreThanAWord  #NRW2021

Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

2021 marks twenty years of Reconciliation Australia and almost three decades of Australia’s formal reconciliation process.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey-the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. 

Resources: available on National Reconciliation Australia website 

Find out more: about National Reconciliation Week 

Watch: Reconciliation in Australia- Our History, Our Story, Our Future 

EVENTS 

Search the NRW event calendar to find public events near you or add your own event.

Reconciliation Action Plans

The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement. What is a RAP? Visit the Reconciliation Australia RAP web page   


Sorry Day event South Australia

National Sorry Day community event (Adelaide)

Drop by the Nunkuwarrin Yunti tent and say hi!

Where: Victoria Square, Adelaide SA

When: Friday 26th May from 10.30am- 2.30pm 

 


Common Grace

Treaty and Truth Telling for healing Country

Treaty & Truth Telling for Healing Country - a prayer, a cry for justice, an invitation to action - join in for healing country. Bring your hands, feet, mind, heart. Bring your listening, your learning, your love.

You are invited to participate in National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) and NAIDOC Week (4 July - 11 July). Throughout these seven weeks we invite you on the journey of being led by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders to join in for healing country, through Treaty and Truth Telling.

Every year, Common Grace marks National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) and NAIDOC Week (4 July - 11 July).

“Country is all lands, waters, sky, trees, plants, animals, birds, fish, rocks, mountains, and all peoples.” Brooke Prentis, Common Grace CEO

Country is all of God’s wondrous creation. It is a sense of identity, belonging, grounded-ness and home. We live on wounded, blood-stained country. Jesus understands, having shared our suffering and pain. Jesus provides hope for country to be healed, restored, loved and set free. Jesus calls us as his hands and feet to take an active role in healing country by protecting and restoring God’s beautiful earth. We pray and call for Treaty and Truth Telling for healing Country. 

Church Resources Toolkit: Sign up to receive a church resources toolkit for National Reconciliation Week 2021. Put together by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders, the toolkit will include materials for worship, prayer, Bible readings, Acknowledgement of Country, children’s resources and sermon resources.  

Treaty Video: Launch 27th May at 7:30pm AEST on the 27th May 2021. We need your help to make this video go viral.  Please join us and invite your friends to watch and share. Following the release of the video, Brooke Prentis will be facilitating a Q&A around Treaty, including answering all your questions, on Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/events/817354882222096/ 

Healing Country Petition:  Launch 27th May 2021. Add your name to the Healing Country petition, calling the Federal Government to take immediate action on processes surrounding Truth, Treaty, Voice and Justice.

Annual Reconciliation Appeal: Launch 27th May. Support Common Grace's ongoing Aboriginal justice work, as an act of Reconciliation.

Book Launch:  ‘Anaditj’ by Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion - Tuesday 8 June at 7:30pm AEST. Common Grace will be hosting the book launch of Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion’s new book “Anaditj” - “The way things are”. Join in as Brooke Prentis hosts Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion for the launch of Anaditj with an interactive Q&A. 

Children's Resources: Coming Soon -  colouring-in and activities for children to engage with National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.

For more information visit the Common Grace website page  

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