Faith leaders endorse Uluru Statement from the Heart

The faith leaders’ endorsement of the Uluru Statement from the Heart comes on the anniversary of the successful referendum.  - Photo:canva.comThe faith leaders’ endorsement of the Uluru Statement from the Heart comes on the anniversary of the successful referendum.  - Photo:canva.com

“My hope is simply that Catholics will be inspired by Jesus to join the hard work of finding constitutional recognition of the voice of first peoples into our Parliament and that reconciliation will find new energy and witness at this moment in history,” said Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli.

Faith leaders from across Australia have come together to endorse the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The Catholic, Uniting and Anglican churches, the Australia National Council of Imams and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry together with Australian Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus and the National Council of Churches will gather today at Barangaroo in Sydney to endorse the Statement from the Heart.

Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli said: “I am personally moved by the deep yearning expressed in the Statement from the Heart, and I am so encouraged that faith leaders have offered a response from the heart of their own spiritual traditions.”

“My hope is simply that Catholics will be inspired by Jesus to join the hard work of finding constitutional recognition of the voice of first peoples into our Parliament and that reconciliation will find new energy and witness at this moment in history,” he said.

In 1967 a successful referendum allowed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be counted in the census. The faith leaders’ endorsement of the Uluru Statement from the Heart comes on the anniversary of the successful referendum.

Columban Fr Kevin O’Neill, Peace, Ecology & Justice Office, Columban Mission Centre, Essendon. 

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