New resource for congregations
A two-page explainer and PowerPoint exploring what it will mean to have an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament
June 14, 2023
A new resource on the Voice to Parliament is now available for congregations to use and share. In two pages, it breaks down how the referendum is an opportunity to consider a change in our constitution that will recognise First Australians and give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples a say in matters that affect their lives.
The same information is now available as a PowerPoint to share with your congregation!
“The Voice will not create division but enable greater cooperation and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. "
The resources explain why the Uniting Church supports the change, a position informed by our covenant commitment with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress and our Christian call to work for practical and meaningful change that ensures all can live life abundantly.
The resource includes:
- simple information on why a Voice is needed, how it will work and how it will make a difference
- connections to our Covenant with UAICC and our faith as Christians
- helpful starting points for a conversation
- where to go to find out more.
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