Listening to Country: An Indigenous Theology and Spirituality


2nd May 2024
The first of our series, Listening to Country: An Indigenous Theology and Spirituality was recorded and is now available.

The first of our series, Listening to Country: An Indigenous Theology and Spirituality was recorded and is now available. Held on Sunday 21 April 2024, the recording includes: 

1. Yvonne Weldon from the Metropolitan Land Council offering a Welcome to Country.
2. Kate Scholl introducing the series and the speaker.
3. Address by Rev Dr Garry Worete Deverell: Christ as country: Aboriginal spirituality and Christianity in conversation. 

Click here to view the recording.

Please join us for our next two events either in person or online. Note that registration is essential to receive the zoom link.

Session 2 - Professor Dr Anne Pattel-Gray: Aboriginal Spirituality and Connection to Country 
Sunday 11 August 2024, 2 – 4 pm

Session 3 - Nathan Tyson: Acknowledging Country: Way forward to reconciliation
Sunday 8 September 2024, 2 – 4 pm

About this series
There is much wisdom, knowledge, and direction for living to be discovered in listening to country. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in these lands now called Australia know this and seek to live deeply connected to country and to share that knowing with others.

This 3-part series explores, breaks open some of that wisdom and knowing. It offers an invitation to walk with and learn from Aboriginal presenters who will share a variety of perspectives that come from their lived experience, their research and their integration of Christian theology with indigenous spirituality. As Garry Worete Deverell describes in his book Contemplating Country, ‘Such a transformation is necessary if Christianity is ever to leave behind its Eurocentric habits and truly arrive in the sovereign and unceded country of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations.’

Eremos is partnering with Pitt St Uniting Church, St James Institute in Sydney, and the Wellspring Community in collaboration with the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Divinity to offer this series. We all have the opportunity to have our lives enriched and believe that this encounter is vital for our future as a country.
 
 
 
 

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