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LCA Reflect RAP now endorsed!

It’s official, the LCA’s Reconciliation Action Plan has received the final approval from the GCB at its June meeting, and upon submission to  Reconciliation Australia, their final endorsement early August. Distribution throughout the church community is planned for early September. Read Bishop...
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We are the Elders of the future

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – August 4 And they were bringing children to him, that he might touch them; and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it he was indignant, and said to them, “Let the...
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Hope Vale documentary premiered on NITV

A new documentary called Wawu Divine Hope about the Lutheran community in Hope Vale in Far North Queensland was aired on NITV on 27 July 2020. Written, produced and directed by Indigenous filmmaker, Caden Pearson, the documentary featured a unique Easter event celebrated...
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NAIDOC Week Rescheduled

Traditionally National NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observation Committee) Week is held across Australia each July to celebrate the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in First Nations communities, but by...
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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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