ABM has a rich and complicated history of involvement with the First Nations peoples of Australia, including some significant failings. We believe that the task of working for reconciliation within Australia is integral to mission.

Our Church is blessed by the sacrificial ministry of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglicans. These leaders are often working with vastly inadequate resources, and in situations of very high need. ABM strives to correct that inequity by channelling the generous giving of the wider church to equip Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to carry out the work they are called to do.

ABM believes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have unique gifts for our Church. ABM supports the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council (NATSIAC) and the National Aboriginal Bishop in their call to elevate the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the church, and in society. We believe that the voices emerging from the struggles of people marginalised in our own society help us to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church, and to prophetically imagine the future God is calling us into together.

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Projects


Reconciliation is an important manifestation of mission. ABM seeks to build platforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglicans to speak...

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Reconciliation project ©ABM/Jazz Dow


NATSIAC’s vision is to be the primary voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglicans, promoting Gospel mission, encouraging ministry...

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NATSIAC project

The Diocese of North Queensland

The Diocese of North Queensland Synod set out a new structure to give greater autonomy to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ministries in North Queensland...

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©Diocese of North Queensland

“The Coming of the Light”

The Coming of the Light is a celebration of the Gospel in Australia and the contribution of Torres Strait Islander people, culture and spirituality...

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Anglican Church in the Torres Strait ©Diocese of North Queensland

Gawura School

Support a full-scholarship for an Aboriginal child at Gawura campus of St Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney...

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Gawura School

Wontulp-Bi-Buya College

“This College is God’s gift to our people” says one student from Boigu Island in the Torres Strait. “I was on a little island...

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College workshop in the Torres Strait ©Wontulp-Bi-Buya College

Nungalinya College

Although COVID finally arrived in the Northern Territory, 2022 was a full and productive year at Nungalinya! We continued...

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Reconciliation Resources

Other Resources

Prayers for Reconciliation

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Empower to Teach

Resources for schools supporting teachers to teach indigenous culture and history.

So that we Remember

Bringing awareness of Australia’s violent past, documented over a 365-day historical calendar.