Australians have been ‘actively pulling apart the delicate threads of reconciliation that many Australians have been weaving into a beautiful garment’, according to Patrick Dodson, Federal Senator and formerly the Chair of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation . How have the ‘threads of reconciliation’ and the Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples as Australia’s First Peoples been delayed and derailed? The politics of postponement has frustrated social justice for Australia’s first peoples leaving many disappointed and disillusioned. Co-presented by Brooke Prentis, an Aboriginal Christian Leader who is a descendant of the Waka Waka peoples and Geoff Broughton, a theologian and Anglican priest. As usual we will begin the evening with a meal and refreshment. All welcome!
When? 7pm on 8th October
About the speakers: Brooke Prentis is an Aboriginal Christian Leader who is a descendant of the Waka Waka peoples who resides in Brisbane. Brooke is a Chartered Accountant by profession, a member of the Public and Contextual Theology Strategic research Centre for Charles Sturt University and involved in a number of Christian organisations including as Aboriginal spokesperson for Common Grace, board member of TEAR Australia and volunteer coordinator for the Grasstree Gathering.
You can find out more about the Rev Dr Geoff Broughton here.
About PEACEtalks: PEACEtalks is a monthly event hosted by Paddington Anglican Church aimed at serving the community by promoting and cultivating deep conversations about life, the world and everything. ‘PEACE’ stands for ‘political, ethical, artistic & cultural engagement’. As such, our events seek to take all of these areas of our shared humanity seriously in a world where such things are often marginalized. We also seek to demonstrate the ways in which spiritual and theological reflection enable us to look at all of these important areas afresh. All welcome!