Reconciliation

Reconciliation

The Anglican Church Southern Queensland’s vision for Reconciliation is a future of openness where the First Nations Peoples will be restored to a place of equity, dignity and respect. 

Untold Histories Workshop

Join Sandra King, Bundjalung and Quandamooka woman, founding owner of Black Bold and Beautiful and recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the Indigenous community, as she shares insights into First Nations Peoples’ history.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The 2021–2023 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan provides a framework for parishes, schools, ministries and Commissions to engage with and support the national Reconciliation movement. The Reconciliation Action Plan comprises four core pillars – Relationships, Respect, Opportunities and Governance, with specific actions and deliverables for each pillar.

Core pillars of the Reconciliation Action Plan

Resources

Share your story

Fulfilling the ACSQ's vision for Reconciliation, in part, involves truth telling and sharing stories.
If you have a Reconciliation story to share, please contact us.

Play a part in the Reconciliation movement

Build relationships
  • Connect with the local Traditional Owners and community to participate in their community events.
  • Invite people from your church to participate in a National Reconciliation Week activity.
  • Establish a group of members committed to social justice for First Nations Peoples and develop your own Reconciliation goals.
Demonstrate respect
  • Include an Acknowledgement of Country or Welcome to Country before services, parish council meetings or other significant events.
  • Celebrate NAIDOC Week in Sunday service liturgies.
  • Participate in the Coming of the Light celebrations.
  • Host a small group study to learn about the histories and cultures of First Nations Peoples.
Create opportunities
  • Buy goods and services from First Nations suppliers.
  • Develop commercial relationships with First Nations businesses and artists.
Support governance
  • Appoint a Reconciliation Champion within the parish.
  • Report Reconciliation achievements/ challenges/learnings to parish council.

Videos

Small group studies