News from the Catholic Justice & Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane
Hear the Call to Pray from First Nations Christian Elders on 25 January
Common Grace invites Christians to join with First Nations elders for prayer on-line on Tuesday 25 January at 6:30 PM Brisbane time. The elders invite you to join with them to acknowledge the true history of our nation, to lament the present day disadvantage and injustice faced by our First Nations sisters and brothers, and to pray for a nation built on the foundations of truth, justice, love and hope.
Sign up for the Change the Heart prayer gathering and to get the link here
Join First Nations People to Mark Invasion Day on 26 January
The Yuggera people will host the Invasion Day rally next Wednesday 26 January between 8:00 and 9:00 AM in Queens Park, cnr. Elizabeth & George Streets, Brisbane City. A march will then move to Musgrave Park, South Brisbane where there will be food, drink and music.
Please bring your mask, hand sanitiser, hat, suncream and water. Water will also be available along the march route. If you are unwell, please stay away.
This is an important way you can offer solidarity to First Nations people’s struggle for truth and justice.
These events are organised by local First Nations people to call the nation to commit to truth and justice.
Join Reconciliation Queensland’s Conversation on Racism
Yarning about Racism: What Racism Feels Like and What We Can Do about It is a Reconciliation Queensland on-line event on Wednesday 26 January, 2:00 – 3:00 PM.
Speaking about this topic will be Rona Sherer and Melinda Miller. The event will include an opportunity to talk about what action we can take to address racism in our community. This may be just what you need to plan action in your local community.
The link to join this Zoom webinar is:
Dial-in: 07 3185 3730
Meeting ID: 276 442 5144
Reconciliation Queensland would appreciate an RSVP beforehand here.