National Reconciliation Week

Prayer for National Reconciliation Week

Lord, open up our hearts

so that we may hear the message you teach

 of a world in which the wrongs of the past are recognised –

a world in which a reconciled people

walk and talk together sharing stories;

a world in which all burn with the desire

to have your peace and justice reign.

Amen.


National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) and the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation are held between 27 May and 3 June annually. These dates mark two significant milestones in the Reconciliation journey – the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

To be reconciled means that people have to come together. The coming together involves a sharing of just who we all are. In that recognition we will see that we are all different. We are a diverse community. Reconciliation not only sees that difference but celebrates it and supports each other’s difference. Respect for each other is necessary in this coming together. In the coming together, only then people can find true peace –Rev’d Canon Bruce Boase, Co-Chair of Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group

Many activities focusing on Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week took place across our school this week. The Year 6 class prepared a beautiful liturgy for each class and a special visit to Year 3 by Keiyon Rooney, a wonderful young indigenous boy, who along with his mother, was proud to share a little of his story and present the Acknowledgement of Country before our liturgy.

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