Reconciliation begins when we find the courage to take ownership of pain and suffering. Reconciliation begins when we ‘lose ourselves’ in this ownership: no longer do we deny the conditions of trauma but instead we embrace difference through partnering, together, in the search for transformation.
Does the church appear to Aboriginal people as embodying an alternative story? Or is it perceived to reinforce, at the very least, be complicit to the dominant story of Western supremacy and oppression?
We are dancing on the grave of an indigenous wisdom that farmed wildlife beautifully and was balanced and free of greed. Aborigines have been looking after the country long before the Brits rocked up in their ridiculous garb. But old British habits die hard (Rachael Treasure). Tuesday Talks: A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself