On a cold autumn Sunday afternoon some 25 intrepid interested folk arrived at the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation at Abbotsford. We were setting off - braving the elements, the cyclists and other walkers to travel along the Birrarung. Elder Uncle Dave Wandin, a member of the Wurundjeri Corp led us in [...]
At BUC, we are mindful that our buildings, indeed our whole culture and society, is built on the dispossession of Aboriginal people – in this case, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. The vision and mission statement of the Uniting Church in Victoria & Tasmania begins “Following Christ, walking together as First and [...]
An evening with Peter Khalil MP for faith communities in Wills Thursday 15th July, 7:00-8:45pm exploring 3 Issues Welcome and Acknowledgment of Country Climate Crisis First Nations - Walking Together Asylum Seekers General Questions This is a booked event with a seating capacity of 120. Please book here: https://www.trybooking.com/BSQGP Bring your ticket with you [...]
In NAIDOC week, I invite us to listen to the voices of First Nations people talking about spirituality. I quote from Garry Deverell's book "Gondwana Theology" and Aunty Denise Champion's book "Anaditj" And I refer to Paul's speech in Athens from Acts 17.
A reflection on the Ascension of Christ from Acts 1:1-11. I put the story of the Ascension alongside the themes of the book "Healing Haunted Histories" by Elaine Enns and Ched Myers - an exploration of the healing work needing to be done by settler peoples.