National Reconciliation Week 2018

Over 27 May – 3 June, Churches of Christ in Queensland marks National Reconciliation Week.

Since implementing our Reconciliation Action Plan significant inroads had been made in delivering on the commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities.

Family Matters Campaign

We have signed up to the Family Matters Campaign with a key focus on reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care. We are also strengthening our cultural support planning for Indigenous children and young people in care to ensure they are safe, supported and connected to their culture, kin and community, plus much more.

We acknowledge the ongoing challenges and possibilities present in all of our communities. The future for all of us lies in strengthening relationships through trust, appreciation and love – working together to build family resilience and community strength that appreciates the richness and contribution that can come from different histories and culture.

For more information, view our Reconciliation Action Plan video.

National Reconciliation Week commemorates two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum on 27 May, and the High Court Mabo decision on 3 June 1992.

The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Today, National Reconciliation Week is celebrated by communities, businesses and individuals at thousands of events across Australia, including Churches of Christ in Queensland services and communities.

We are dedicated to the reconciliation journey through our Reconciliation Action Plan. Our commitment walks a path that acknowledges our shared history with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and seeks to build lasting relationships, transforming our future together.

Churches of Christ in Queensland is committed to fairness and equality of all people. The organisation’s commitment to reconciliation forms a promise to build stronger relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, develop a deeper understanding and respect of their cultures and create opportunities to work together.

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Posted June 1, 2018 in Our blog