National Reconciliation Week #NRW2015
This week (27 May- 3 June) is National Reconciliation Week #NRW2015
Sing loud and pray for Reconciliation. Share your stories, register your event and get involved https://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw
Also feel free to share any services you have on our Facebook page UCelebrate.
27 May – Marked the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation’s history. The 1967 referendum saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise them in the national census.
3 June, 1992 – The High Court of Australia delivered its landmark Mabo decision which legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a special relationship to the land—that existed prior to colonisation and still exists today. This recognition paved the way for land rights called Native Title.
National Reconciliation Week organisers are asking us to share our NRW events and experiences on Twitter using the hashtag #NRW2015
Will you be holding a special ceremony this week, morning tea, a flash mob? Whatever it is we would love to hear about your Reconciliation Week.
There’s no place for discrimination. Show your support and sign up to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Australian Constitution https://www.recognise.org.au/about/what-is-recognise
Hold a fundraiser and share your gifts in NRW by donating to our Living is Giving special appeal supporting UAICC Aboriginal Women in Leadership. Your generosity will nurture the next generation of Aboriginal women leaders and strengthen the pastoral ministry of women within disadvantaged communities.