Reconciliation  Sunday

National Reconciliation Week is held every year between 27 May and 3 June. These dates are significant because 27 May marks the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum where more than 90 per cent of Australians voted to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and include them in the national census.

On 3 June 1992, the High Court of Australia legally paved the way for native title through the Mabo decision, which recognised that Indigenous people had a special relationship with the land that existed before colonisation.

Common Grace website

A video for us to watch:

“Brooke Prentis on Rethinking Reconciliation” (here)

A prayers of sorrow for us to pray:

Reconciliation week prayers of lament & healing (here)

Check out Jasmin Robert’s evocative painting:

“Will you take my hand? Will you help me find truth? Will you help me seek justice? Will you please, please, please take my hand?”

Check out this & other great art work of Jasmin’son her
Facebook page “MyTimeForDreaming” here