News on a Voice to Parliament Article #7 – A step closer to constitutional recognition

Claire Foley foleyclairep@icloud.com I always feel the need to have a bit of a cry when I stand in line to vote…… It isn’t about the expectation of a democracy sausage; It isn’t about the hope of the outcome of the vote; It’s a bit about standing with community….. But mostly it’s about holding [...]

By |2023-10-12T15:19:53+11:00October 12th, 2023|Categories: BUC Stories, First Nations, Our Stories|0 Comments

A step closer to constitutional recognition #6

ANTaR Victoria, in collaboration with the Victorian Council of Churches and St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne, hosted a media op on 21st September to highlight the coalition of Christian faith leaders who support a First Nations Voice to Parliament. You can watch the reading out of the National Council of Churches in Australia statement on [...]

By |2023-10-05T20:15:46+11:00October 5th, 2023|Categories: BUC Stories, First Nations, Our Stories|0 Comments

A step closer to Constitutional Recognition – Article #5

A just future for our children and grandchildren What the voice means to me: Uniting for the Voice has added three new messages of support for the Voice. Dr Deidre Palmer, Ex President of the Uniting Church, says voting 'yes' is about relationship and listening. Ps Rodney Minniecon, a Queensland member of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Congress, [...]

By |2023-09-28T19:48:56+10:00September 28th, 2023|Categories: BUC Stories, First Nations, Our Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments

A step closer to Constitutional Recognition – Article #4

Brunswick Uniting Church participated in the Walk for Yes event on Sunday 17th September ’23.  We took two banners, the Brunswick Uniting Church banner and our hand crafted YES banner.  We were also joined by a team from  the Vic/Tas Synod with their banner. I felt proud to see these three banners flying and [...]

By |2023-09-21T18:40:49+10:00September 21st, 2023|Categories: BUC Stories, First Nations, Our Stories, Taking Action|0 Comments

A step closer to Constitutional Recognition – Article #3

Join supporters around Australia to Walk for Yes on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September. Australians will head to the polls in just a matter of weeks and vote in a referendum that’s been 65,000 years in the making. We will be asked to listen to Indigenous Australians, recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander [...]

By |2023-09-14T20:09:21+10:00September 14th, 2023|Categories: BUC Stories, First Nations, Our Stories|0 Comments

A step closer to Constitutional Recognition – Article #2

Claire Foley foleyclairep@icloud.com Last week, at the formal launch of the Yes Campaign Prime Minister Anthony Albanese spoke. Did you hear the message I heard? Did you hear him mention your name? I did. This is what I heard, and I quote from sections of his speech. ‘Faith groups  …….have embraced Constitutional Recognition through [...]

By |2023-09-07T18:50:31+10:00September 7th, 2023|Categories: BUC Stories, First Nations, Our Stories|0 Comments

A step closer to Constitutional Recognition – Article #1

Claire Foley foleyclairep@icloud.com 30 Aug 2023 Today, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese officially set the date for the upcoming Referendum on a Voice to Parliament.  It is Saturday 14th October 2023. How do you want Australia to look when you wake up on the morning of 15th October 2023. I had the privilege of listening [...]

By |2023-08-30T17:08:11+10:00August 30th, 2023|Categories: BUC Stories, First Nations, JAM, Our Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

News on a Voice to Parliament Article #17 Why YES? A personal view

Claire Foley foleyclairep@icloud.com I have been pondering why my vote to say YES! to First Nations recognition and a Voice to Parliament is so important. For me, these four pillars of our history guide me: To my knowledge, I have no Aboriginal blood in my family line; yet I still live with the privilege [...]

By |2023-07-27T11:00:35+10:00July 27th, 2023|Categories: BUC Stories, First Nations, Our Stories|0 Comments
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