A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight in the desert a highway for our God.’ Isaiah 40.3
ABM’s Reconciliation Coordinator Celia Kemp says: “If the Australian Church wants to know what really happened in Australia’s past, what is really happening now, and where God is speaking into the Australian church - we need to listen to the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”
Your support for this project enables ABM to create resources and events which help the Anglican Church and the wider community to hear the voices of First Nations peoples. This includes resources for National Reconciliation Week and support for liturgies developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Donations to the Reconciliation Program helped with the production of the major new study resource A Voice in the Wilderness: Listening to the Statement from the Heart and an accompanying group leader’s guide.
Spurred on by examples in other parts of the Anglican Communion, ABM is currently working on a conference and publication to elevate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives on God’s mission. This work aims to connect, encourage and amplify the voices of emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders.
Your support of the project enables ABM to build platforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglicans to speak prophetically to the wider church.
In 2020 the Reconciliation project needs $15,000
Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.
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