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Heartland eNews – National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week

In the leadup to Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June), LCA/NZ Bishop John Henderson took the opportunity to reflect on the theme for 2020, ‘In this together’. In a Heartland eNews, issued on 20 May, Bishop Henderson encouraged the church to remember that we are ‘one humanity, joined in Christ Jesus’.

Historic steps towards reconciliation

Prior to the resolution of the 2018 Convention of General Synod to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) history records earlier steps of the Lutheran Church of Australia’s journey of reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. Witnessed...
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LCA Bishop endorses Reconciliation Action Plan

Bishop John Henderson emphasises the importance of the LCA Reconciliation Action Plan, which is a tool to support our reconciliation journey by strengthening respectful and meaningful relationships between First Nations peoples and other Australians.

Reconciliation action is everyone’s business

Reconciliation is a journey, not a destination. It is the good news of Jesus’ saving love that makes reconciliation everybody’s business, and our mission to share that gospel invites us to share this journey.

Hearing the Indigenous voices of 1997

Prepared for LCA congregations and the 1997 General Synod, this video shares stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia who identify as Lutherans.

Accessing records can be the key to identity

by Janette Lange I handed her the photo. Taken in the early 1900s at Koonibba Mission on South Australia’s west coast, it showed a young Aboriginal man on his confirmation day. She looked at it for a few moments, taking in the...
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