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Reconciliation Week 2024 – Now More Than Ever

Now more than ever the work of Reconciliation must go on.

The pursuit of reconciliation has been a long and challenging road. It’s tempting to disengage in the midst of division, or when progress stalls. But the mandate for every Christian, empowered by Jesus, is to be ambassadors of God’s reconciling love (2 Corinthians 5). Now more than ever, it is time for followers of Jesus to carry forward this important work and seek reconciliation and justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Hope and Action: A Path Forward

Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June 2024) is based around the theme Now More Than Ever. These resources draw inspiration from Romans 12 to consider how Christians in Australia can bring transforming, hopeful action to the ‘now’ that we find ourselves in as a nation. In this chapter the Apostle Paul exhorts us to:

  • Let our love be genuine
  • Love one another with mutual affection
  • Outdo one another in showing honour
  • Rejoice with those who rejoice
  • Weep with those who weep
  • Live in harmony with one another
  • Not be arrogant

We’re thankful to our First Peoples friends and partners who have contributed to these resources for Reconciliation Week. It’s our prayer that these will help you, your family and your church learn more about how Jesus empowers us to overcome division and work toward reconciliation.

Love one another children walking

Read + discuss

[Now more than ever we need to] love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour.

The National Aboriginal Bishop of the Anglican Church of Australia, Bishop Chris McLeod, reflects on Romans 12 and suggests, "it is time to catch our breath and consider how we move forward."

Love one another
Prayer Reconciliation Aunty Rosemary Rigney

Pray + reflect

[Now more than ever we need to] pray.

Aunty Rosemary Rigney has written a prayer for us and reminds us that, "His words are not just words...we really want reconciliation." Her words remind us of the importance of moving beyond words and actively pursuing reconciliation.

A Prayer of Reconciliation
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Listen + respond

[Now more than ever we need to] rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.

A guided reflection on the story of two women who have benefited from the healing work of Tearfund’s partner, Strong Women Talking, helps us remember the powerful restoration that can come to us all as we are made new and seek to bless our community.

A Guided Reflection

Tearfund’s work with the First Peoples of Australia

Tearfund provides support for Australia's First Peoples through programs led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian leaders. Together, we mobilise Australian Christians for a more just and equitable society for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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