The Christian Brothers of the Oceania Province have taken up the challenge and invitation of Indigenous people at the margins of our society to co-create a future together.
Christian Brothers are currently present in a number of Indigenous Communities in Australia:
Wadeye, Walgett, Goodooga, Broome, Murgon-Cherbourg, Townsville, Herberton, Woolgoola, Mount Isa, Ramussen, Townsville and Canberra.
The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education
Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka
are also involved in the delivery of services and support for Australian Indigenous individuals and communities.
Coming from all points of the southern sky, over 250 Delegates gathered at the 2017 First Nations National Constitutional Convention and made a historic statement from the heart in hopes of improving the lives of future generations.
The conversation at Uluru built on six months of discussions held around the country where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples considered five options presented in the Referendum Council’s discussion paper.
When asked what constitutional recognition means to them, First Nations peoples told the Council they don’t want recognition if it means a simple acknowledgement, but rather constitutional reform that makes a real difference in their communities. The Referendum Council.
So that all congregational members can reflect on the Uluru Statement and what it means and what it challenges us to do, the Social Justice Committee provides a PDF copy for distribution in congregations.
Sharon Price rsm, Executive Director, CLRI(NSW)
The ABC Compass Program "Babe In The Reeds" shows of research which uncovers documentation of Aboriginal massacres on the far North Cost of NSW. View Babe In The Reeds