We hope these resources help you and your church take your next step in understanding and listening well to Indigenous Australians.
Australians Together help non-Indigenous people learn the true story of our shared history, understand how it’s still having an impact today and imagine new ways to live together more respectfully. One of the powerful resources on offer from Australians Together is a small group resource, Sharing Our Story.
Common Grace is a movement of Australian Christians seeking to live, speak and act more graciously, more compassionately, more like Jesus in today’s world. One part of the Common Grace movement is led by Aboriginal Christian leaders with an aim to pursuing friendship and reconciliation in our lifetime.
Surrender aims to raise up Christians to live the radical of Jesus and follow him to the least, the last and the lost. The Surrender Conference is co-created by aboriginal leaders and includes speakers, workshops and artists as a central and powerful voice. An annual conference is held in Adelaide including a significant line-up of local practitioners. Baptist Churches is a State Partner of Surrender Adelaide.
For the past two years in the week leading up to January 26th there has been a Common Grace Prayer Gathering held in Adelaide, an Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal led service of listening, lament and prayer.
Held each year 27th May to 3rd June the week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.
NAIDOC Week is an annual week-long celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity for us to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. NAIDOC Week runs during the first full week of July and there are events held across our city and State and includes an ecumenical church service.