NAIDOC WEEK – Australia

Brigidines recognise the significance of  NAIDOC WEEK 2022, which begins in Australia today.

The Week’s focus encourages us to celebrate the cultures of First Nations Peoples while recognizing and working to address past injustices.

Australia is home to the world’s oldest continuous living culture.

Perhaps during this week we could take time to read, listen to and reflect on the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  Uluru Statement from the Heart

Pope Francis reminds us that we have much to learn from Indigenous peoples across the world:

“They are a living cry of hope. They know what it is to listen to (the) Earth, to see (the) Earth, to touch (the) Earth. They remind us that we human beings have a shared responsibility to care for our common home.” 

Pope Francis, Indigenous Peoples Forum, Rome February 2019.