Twenty Eighth Sunday of the Year
Isaiah shares God’s vison of shalom for all people, of a new gathering of peoples. Matthew also intends to teach us something about this in terms of a just human community and a just future. It involves peace-making; caring for the poor and creation; helping the voiceless find justice; tending to the sick and dying, as well as sitting with messy people.
Over six years ago, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates ‘from all points of the Southern sky’ gathered together and crafted the Uluru Statement from the Heart. They invited us to walk with them in a ‘movement of the Australian people for a better future’.
As representatives of the community sector, we stand ready to accept the generous invitation from First Nations peoples and take the next step towards that better future.
We will be saying ‘Yes’ at the referendum on October 14th, and we call on you to join us on this journey.Read more