On Sunday, we celebrate the solemnity of The Ascension of the Lord, when Jesus was taken to heaven. Jesus calls every Christian to be his witness and to share his love with others. He does not only want those with special gifts or knowledge or training. He wants us all.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The NRW theme for 2019 is: Grounded in Truth Walk Together with Courage