1st June 2023

First Nations

Today we focus on justice and advocacy for our First Nations peoples.  Creator God has blessed us with the oldest living people and culture here on these lands we now call Australia. However, since colonisation, our First Nations peoples have been treated with indignity. They have experienced loss of land, culture, language, and they have lost many precious lives. Today we have the opportunity to listen, lament and to stand in solidarity with our First Nations sisters and brothers. We encourage you to watch and share the video below.


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Download First Nations Devotion


Take Action

  • Join the Online Prayer Vigil for Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
  • Watch Aunty Dr Anne Pattel-Gray’s keynote address from the Surrender Mini-Festival inviting us to listen and go on a journey of relationship with First Nations peoples.
  • Educate yourself through a range of resources using Common Grace’s suggested videos and readings.
  • Take action and speak out against Aboriginal deaths in custody, by writing or speaking to your local MP.
  • If you want to delve further into advocacy for this topic, check out the What We’re Asking section for this theme in the Justice 2021

Useful Resources



  • Riding the Black Cockatoo – John Danalis
  • One Blood – John Harris
  • Lowitja – Stuart Rintoul
  • Tumultuous Times (Chapter 4) – Dr John Sampson


  • Scott Darlow is a Yorta Yorta man who lives in Melbourne. He is available to speak and sing in your church. scottdarlow.com; scottdarlow@icloud.com



Common Grace Resources

  • A video conversation with Aboriginal Christians on the meaning of Reconciliation
    Take the opportunity to deeply listen to Aboriginal Christian Leaders Uncle Ray Minniecon, Aunty Sue Hodges and Adam Gowen as they reflect on the meaning of Reconciliation and how we can practically love in action as Jesus calls us to do.
  • Raise the Age campaign
    Letter template to send the Premier and/or Attorney General in your State or Territory a letter urging them to take action to #RaiseTheAge of criminal responsibility.

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