Statement from the Heart Study Guide
A new study guide for congregations and other small groups on the Statement from the Heart, is now available to the whole Church.
The Assembly recommends this resource as one important way members of the Uniting Church can better understand Sovereignty and the determination of First Nations Peoples for Voice, Treaty and Truth-Telling.
Assembly Consultant Covenanting Stuart McMillan has highly recommended the resource for congregations and small groups.
"Walking Together as First and Second Peoples with integrity means entering more deeply into relationship, growing in understanding, and sharing the suffering and joys of life. In the Statement we hear the heart of First Nations Peoples cry for justice in this ancient land."
"We thank the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, and in particular Tim Molineux, for producing this excellent resource."
"While it contains a few Victorian specific references, it is entirely suitable to be used nationally across the Church."
In accompaniment with the resource, the Assembly recommends that for the concept of truth-telling participants in the study should watch the Australian film High Ground released in 2020.
Further additional reading to gain a deeper understanding of sovereignty from a Christian perspective reccomended for study is Why Sovereignty Should Matter to Christians, Rev Dr Chris Budden, © 2018 MediaCom Education.
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The companion Facilitators Guide can be found at https://justact.org.au/first-people/actions/