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Pastor Rosendale treated all people as equal, his pastor, David Spanagel, said to the mourners who gathered to remember him on Friday 4 October in his hometown Hope Vale in Queensland.
Dr George Rosendale, the third Aboriginal person ordained in the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA), died on 11 September, three weeks after the 50th anniversary of his ordination. He was 89.
Pantjiti Unkari McKenzie from Docker River has been honoured with the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her service with the Indigenous communities of the Northern Territory.
As National Sorry Day (Sunday 26 May) and Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) approaches, LCA Bishop Henderson encourages all Australians to show each other Jesus’ reconciling love.
LCA member Andrea Mason OAM has been named as a Royal Commissioner for Australia’s Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir will perform to thousands of world music and dance fans at the iconic WOMADelaide festival in Adelaide next month.
In recognition of the LCA/NZ’s commitment to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), young Lutheran artist Henry recently presented LCA Bishop John Henderson with a painting about reconciliation.
The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir has received a Special Achievement Award at the recent National Indigenous Music Awards.
In an echo of its beginnings 140 years ago, the Finke River Mission has again welcomed a German pastor to serve in Central Australia – Pastor Michael Jacobsen of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.
OAM recipient Andrea Mason was one of several Lutherans on the 2018 Queens Birthday Honours List.
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