Walk As One: Connecting with the World’s Indigenous Peoples

18/07/2012

Caritas Australia Walk As One News Story
Major Cameron and Scott Hall looking over the Beswick area of the Northern Territory. Major and Scott are featuring in a short film for ‘Walk As One’. Photography: Richard Wainwright

Caritas Australia is inviting the Australian community to take part in a forum to mark the opening of its 2012/13 advocacy campaign – Walk As One: Connecting with the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

The forum, to be held at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Sydney on the weekend of August 25 and 26, will focus on:

  • Topical issues facing Indigenous Peoples in countries around the world, including Australia
  • Exciting cultural workshops showcasing Indigenous culture and spirituality
  • Screening and distribution of a centrepiece documentary
  • Tools and skills for influencing change in different spheres, including media, online, politics and your local community

Over the two days, 200 Indigenous and non-Indigenous delegates will come together to build cross-cultural relationships and participate in open and constructive discussions.

By the forum's conclusion, delegates will have the skills and knowledge to design and implement their own action plans to create positive change.

“Catholic Social Teaching inspires us to work with the poorest of the poor wherever they may be found,” Caritas Australia CEO Jack de Groot said.

“There is no doubt the world’s Indigenous Peoples are over-represented amongst the poorest of the poor, which is why we will launch this campaign.

“We humbly invite the community to join us at this forum. This will be an opportunity to learn a great deal about humanity, the importance of Indigenous cultures and what role we can play in bringing about lasting change.”

Learn more about the ‘Walk As One’ campaign at the Caritas Australia site

Related:

Visit Aboriginal Catholic Services at CatholicCare Parramatta

Visit the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Social Justice Office


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