Indigenous Ministry


The Rev’d Robyn Davis is the Diocesan Koori Liaison Person and undertakes a Walkabout Ministry throughout the Mallee region, working with indigenous youth and families.

Robyn is involved in a range of activities including:

  • Conducting Cultural Educational Workshops at primary schools
  • Hospital visits
  • Supporting the Indigenous community and wider community in Balranald, through hospital visits and attending community activities.
  • Pop-up art galleries
  • Cultural awareness tours for congregations
  • Attendance at Victorian Indigenous Clergy meeting
  • Indigenous Art exhibitions
  • Pastoral care and support for indigenous people
  • Attendance at NATSIAC

 

Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation is an essential part of being a Christian. Most basic is being reconciled to the Creator God. A natural and necessary consequence of this is seeking reconciliation with other people. For Australians, reconciliation must focus on relations between the original peoples and the people who arrived in the last few centuries.

The diocese is committed to working towards reconciliation at this level through the actions of its personnel, institutions and affiliates. It recognises the traditional custodians of this land and the many dire consequences of European settlement. It is committed to working towards justice at all levels. Reconciliation is not seen as an optional extra, but at the very core of our obligations as Christians in Australia.

The diocese is currently developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to be presented for adoption at Synod.

 

Read a statement from the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo about its commitment to Indigenous Australians.