Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thinking of our Indigenous population on this Australia Day

"Is it Survival Day or Australia Day?
Is it a commemoration or celebration?
Was it Settlement or Invasion?"

While I love my country and am proud to be an Australian and happy to celebrate the day I also want to acknowledge that there are events and actions in our history (and presently) that have caused deep and lasting hurt, pain and sorrow. I acknowledge that Indigenous Australians paid dearly for the land of the 'young and free'. I hope that as a nation we will continue to seek reconciliation, not just in words but in actions and relationships.

I pray for the healing of this land and its peoples.

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