There are myriad stories contained in Lutheran Archives records – stories that have impacted many lives. One such story is that of the historic 1982 handover of five land titles for the former Hermannsburg Mission lease to five Aboriginal clans.
It’s Reconciliation Week in Australia from 27 May to 3 June and, almost 12 months on from the endorsement of the LCA’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we might ask: ‘Are we there yet?’ Checking our progress, we can see that we have made a start, but there is much more we can do.
Despite a COVID-19 lockdown forcing a last-minute change, Stanley Roberts was ordained in unique circumstances as a Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) at Papunya in the NT. With LCA/NZ Bishop John Henderson unable to travel due to the snap lockdown, Stanley was ordained by another SMP.
Despite a COVID-19 lockdown forcing a last-minute change of plans, Stanley Roberts was ordained in unique circumstances as a Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) at Papunya in the Northern Territory late last year.
In the leadup to Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June), LCA/NZ Bishop John Henderson took the opportunity to reflect on the theme for 2020, ‘In this together’. Bishop Henderson encouraged the church to remember that we are ‘one humanity, joined in Christ Jesus’.
Singalongs at the remote Amunturrngu community and neighbouring outstations in the south of the Northern Territory have become cultural celebrations observing anti-viral protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nightly events at Mount Liebig are being enriched by senior students from the local Watiyawanu School. Teaching principal Larry Kenny said the students were supplying music and… Read more
In the lead-up to Australia’s National Reconciliation Week, the LCA has released a video in which LCA/NZ Bishop John Henderson addresses the importance of developing and implementing an LCA Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).