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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Justice

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ATSI-Sunday 150The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) has published "Alive With Power" a reflection guide for celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on 6 July 2014.

Monday, 17 March 2014 14:58

Elders tell of their 'stolen' experience

Elders150Seven Aboriginal elders separated as children from their parents and placed in dormitories at Cherbourg shared their stories last month with students at Mt Alvernia College, Kedron to mark the anniversary of the Apology to Stolen Generations, a gathering which included visiting Thai Ursuline Sister Somchitr and Murri Ministry’s Sister Kay McPadden rsj. 

book launch jan 2014All are invited to the book launch for "In the Absence of Treaty" published by 'concerned Australians' on Thursday 6 February 2014 in Canberra. The book provides concise but incisive account from recent reports about the reasons for the ongoing and growing frustration of many Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. In doing so it hints at possibly the only solution - treaties.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:33

"In the Absence of Treaty" book launch

book launch jan 2014All are invited to the book launch for "In the Absence of Treaty" published by 'concerned Australians' on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at Gleebooks in Sydney. This book explores the current inadequacy of the process used in engaging with Aboriginal people and hints at the only possible solution: treaties.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:19

Dismantling the Land Rights Act (NT) 1976

aboriginalwomanchild150Catholic Religious Australia calls on all its members to be aware of what is happening with Land Rights in the Northern Territory. Opportunities for action will be communicated in the coming days.

Monday, 08 July 2013 13:05

NAIDOC Week: 7–14 July 2013

NAIDOC Week is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians. This year’s theme proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Bark Petitions of the Yolngu people of Yirrkala to the Federal Parliament. Let us remind ourselves of what is happening for these people today and remember them in our prayer.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:05

A grassroots movement

Murri Ministry is now in its 21st year of helping Indigenous Catholics in the Brisbane Archdiocese. Paul Dobbyn of The Catholic Leader spoke to some of the key figures in this ecumenical ministry that involves working with communities, advocacy and offering pastoral and spiritual assistance consistent with Aboriginal culture and tradition.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:12

Redfern Jarjum College lights the way

Redfern Jarjum College has opened its doors to 24 Aboriginal children who were unable to thrive in the mainstream education system with a program specially designed to accommodate their unique cultural needs.