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Reconciliation Week May 27 – June 3

hi all,

National Reconciliation Week is an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture and work towards more honest and respectful relationships.  We’ve been doing our own learning over the past year or so.

There are a range of events on during the week, you can check them out on Reconciliation Victoria’s website.

Here’s one that is geographically not convenient for any of us, but since when has that stopped us??  Anyway, it will give you an idea of what might be on.

Samara Pitt

Faith, Hope and Reconciliation

Monday, May 30 2016 at 10.30am until 12.30pm

The Brimbank Maribyrnong Interfaith Network presents Faith, Hope and Reconciliation Forum as part of Reconciliation Week 2016. This event will explore the role that faith communities can play in the process of reconciliation. Uncle Bill from the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council will start the event with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. Pastor Tony Riches from the Melbourne Indigenous Church and Tony Le-Nguyen from the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple will share their perspectives on how their faith communities have contributed to the joint process of healing and reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. This will be followed by a round table discussion looking at the ways that faith communities can contribute in terms of healing, reconciliation and recognition. A light lunch of indigenous foods will be served.

Venue

The Salvation Army Hall Sunshine
42 Devonshire Road
Sunshine
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Contact Information

Maribyrnong Ctiy Council
Petr Svoboda, Diversity Planner
03 9688 0452
petr.svoboda@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au
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