Our LCA Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was formally endorsed by the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) General Church Board at its June 2020 meeting and by Reconciliation Australia on 7 August 2020.
Our RAP is a Reflect RAP designed to assist us as church, as the name suggests, to reflect on our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our RAP is a tool that helps us to consider what we can do to further grow this relationship, to build a deeper and mutual respect for First Nations peoples and for that which is important to them. Our RAP also seeks for us to consider together further opportunities to encourage and enable First Nation Christians to serve and lead in all aspects of church life in the LCA.
Our RAP speaks to the commitment the LCA has made to further their vision of reconciliation … to bring to life an expression of our ministry that all peoples recognise, understand, value and respect the histories, cultures, lands and contributions of First Nations peoples as we honour our common humanity as children of God. The actions and deliverables on pages 11 to 16 of the LCA RAP, outline some of these specific commitments.
Our LCA RAP invites every one of us to be involved – our congregations, schools and communities. Read our RAP, listen to the message from LCA Bishop John Henderson, and explore this website to find out how you can get involved.