Reconciliation Sunday

Reconciliation Week is a time to build mutually respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Achieving reconciliation involves raising awareness and knowledge of Indigenous history and culture, changing attitudes that are often based on myths and misunderstandings, and encouraging action.

It was agreed in November 2006 that the Presbytery establish Reconciliation Sunday in Reconciliation Week annually, to be celebrated across the Church, and request Church Councils to include this day in their worship calendars. Reconciliation Week begins the day after Sorry Day (May 26th) and includes the anniversary of the 1967 referendum (May 27th) and finishes on June 3rd, sometimes known as ‘Mabo Day’, the anniversary of the High Court’s 1992 Mabo judgement which was a major landmark in the recognition of Indigenous land rights in Australia. It also recognizes the covenant relationship with the UAICC (Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress) of the Uniting Church in Australia.

For more information, please contact Congress Resource Officer Ian Dempster via email at idempster@sa.uca.org.au

Below is a list of resources from previous years. These provide worship planners with alternative options. The resources may also be useful at other appropriate times during the year such as NAIDOC Week (5th – 12th July).

Worship Resources

2016

Reconciliation Sunday is on Sunday 29th of May in 2016. Click on the PDF link below for worship resources.

Pilgrimage of Healing 2016: Download the flyer here.

Healing Poster 2016

2015

Below is a link to "The Three Spears" - a Narrunga story told by Nelson Varcoe. This story is available as a Powerpoint presentation with accompanying text for congregations as a Reconciliation Sunday resource.

Pilgrimage of Healing 2015: Download the flyer here.

healing poster 2015

2014

Reconciliation Sunday is on Sunday 1 June in 2014. Below is a list of resources for use in worship.

Pilgrimage of Healing 2014: Download the flyer here.

healing poster

2013

Slides from the Whale story

Slide from The whale story
Slide from The whale story
Slide from The whale story
Slide from The whale story
Slide from The whale story
Slide from The whale story

2012



Link to an Interactive Languages Map - ABC
Print copies of this map are available from Tandanya,
26 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000

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