Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2011


Friendship: our solidarity with First Australians

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday
Solidarity with the First Australians means to deepen our friendship.
Each year on the first Sunday in July, the Catholic Church in Australia honours and prays with the First Australians.

Although symbolic national victories have been won, nothing much seems to be happening in between these historic moments to 'close the gap' between Aboriginal disadvantage and the fruits of Australian life enjoyed by the majority.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2011 on 3 July provides us with an opportunity to think about how we can start or deepen friendships with our First Australians, to develop an attitude of support and unity and to make our relationship with Indigenous Australians personal and practical.

By developing friendships, we become aware first-hand of the issues that concern us all.

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