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Each year NAIDOC Week (3-10 July 2022) encourages Indigenous Australians to continue to press for their right to participate in society as equal members. It also calls on other Australians to respect them and to join them in celebrating their culture and aspirations. This commits us to listen to their voice. (Fr Andrew Hamilton) This year the theme challenges us all into action. The Harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Get up! Stand up! Show up! Combined with our innate desire, as Catholics, to become more like Christ, we are individually called to action to make Australia a country that more closely reflects our Christian beliefs of equality, respect and care for our poor and vulnerable. A nation built upon these beliefs is a strong and inclusive nation. However, a strong nation is built upon a strong foundation, and currently Australia’s foundations are undermined by its relationship with its First Peoples. There is much we can do as Christian people to address issues that affect our First Nations sisters and brothers

(From various NATSICC Media Releases)


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