Resources – Uluru Statement from the Heart
Includes this video and more
Uluru Statement from the Heart Background Video from Blackfella Films on Vimeo.
NEW - Published 4 September 2023 - The Uniting Church Creative Ministries Network has published a 119-page book of 20 Christian sermons entitled "Preaching from the Heart" in pdf format - available at no cost to readers. Contributors include Uniting Church, Anglican, and Catholic preachers.
PREACHING FROM THE HEART
‘Preaching from the Heart’ is a project of the Creative Ministries Network congregation in response to the invitation from the Statement from the Heart to join Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on a movement of the Australian people to a better future. You will hear Australian preachers call for settler Australians to listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s call for justice in the twenty sermons from Indigenous & settler preachers as they reflect on what this journey means for churches and the nation.'
More info: Rev John Bottomley, Creative Ministries Network, https://creative.unitingchurch.org.au
DOWNLOAD THE BOOK HERE: https://tinyurl.com/PreachingFromTheHeart
As a member of the Allies For Uluru Coalition, along with 180 other civil society organisations across the country, The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education welcome and endorse the agreed wording for constitutional change and a First Nations Voice to Parliament announced by the Prime Minister on Thursday last.
We have heard the message of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders of the Uluru Statement From the Heart seeking Voice, Treaty, Truth and we stand with the hundreds of thousands of First Nations people that are calling for this simple and modest reform. read more
*A New Beginning – Edmund Rice Centre Statement in Support for A Voice to Parliament
February 23, 2023
The classic image of Australia as a new and young country of opportunity and promise is an illusion. We are not a young country. We have history, languages, cultures, lore and traditions going back tens of millennia. We live in diverse places across the continent which historically recognised hundreds of First Nations. We, as Australians should all be proud to have a direct lineage to the world’s oldest, continuous culture and civilisation. We are a country whose very earth and land formation speak to deep time, history, mythology and dreaming. What we can agree on is that we are a country of opportunity. read more
*Media Release: Edmund Rice Centre publishes resource on Uluru Statement from the Heart
SYDNEY, Tuesday, 4th Oct 2022
The Edmund Rice Centre today released an informational resource for the wider community to help all Australians understand the importance and the detail of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. read more
* Reconciliation Week 2022
May 27, 2022
On the evening of the first day of Reconciliation Week 2022, the Edmund Rice Centre, responding to the call BE BRAVE, MAKE CHANGE, commits to promoting a referendum on the #UluruStatement from the Heart. The Uluru Statement is vital as it represents a historic consensus of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders in seeking to recognise First Australians through a Voice to Parliament enshrined in and protected by the Constitution. read more
*ERC Media Release – Thursday 11th March 2021
It’s time for all communities to speak up for indigenous voice and dignity! read more
Muslims Australia – AFIC, President Dr Rateb Jneid, stated, “Islam has a strong sense of justice and standing up to oppression. As Muslims, and Australians who care about this country, we stand with the people of our First Nations. They have voiced their concerns and we owe it to them to listen, hear and respond.”
Australian Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs have expressed their support for the Voice.
Recognition through a Voice. Read the referendum question and constitutional amendment. https://voice.gov.au/
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