The University of Divinity will join The School of Indigenous Studies to host a 4-day conference in February 2024 – Raising our Tribal Voice for Justice: An Indigenous Theological Revolution.
The School of Indigenous Studies is excited to host a 4-day conference in February 2024 – Raising our Tribal Voice for Justice: An Indigenous Theological Revolution
This is the first-ever national ecumenical platform where Indigenous theologians from Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific will raise up their voices and challenge Churches across denominations to call their followers to action in addressing the injustice, inequality, and systemic failings of Churches history to protect, nourish, and benefit from Indigenous peoples and their knowledges.
Monday 5 Feb – Thursday 8 Feb 2024, 9am-5pm daily
St Paschal Campus, Box Hill, Melbourne
What is the conference about?
This Conference provides an opportunity for the Indigenous voice to be heard and for non-Indigenous peoples to gain an understanding of the Indigenous spiritual perspective to build their capacity in walking alongside and working with First Nations people and communities. A unique opportunity for truth-telling and learning, participants will gain a deeper understanding and insights of First Nations spirituality, knowledge, and history to inform individual and organisational transformative and restorative change.
Support for First Nations people to attend
The cost of your ticket contributes to supporting First Nations people not affiliated with a mainstream Church to attend the conference.
If you would like to be considered for support to attend the conference, please complete the application form.
For queries, contact Michelle Eastwood on firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Divinity’s Professor Anne Pattel-Gray, Head of School of Indigenous Studies, is leading this Conference alongside Indigenous Church leaders and theologians who will call their Churches to action. Indigenous theologians, Church and secular leaders from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific will be attending.
Speakers include: Professor Anne Pattel-Gray, Professor Stan Grant, Rev Canon Dr Garry Deverell, Rev Aunty Janet Turpie-Johnstone, Mikenzie Ling, Sean Weetra, Neil Pattel, The Venerable Dr Lyndon Drake, Rev Dr Katalina Tahaafe-Williams, Rev Canon Assoc Professor Glenn Loughrey, John Lochowiak, Dr Josephine Bourne, Brooke Prentis, Elverina Johnson, Rev Hohaia Matthews, Nathan Tyson, Lilliani Tahaafe-Williams, Pastor Geoffrey Stokes, Naomi Wolfe, Rev Prof Dr Upolu Lumā Vaai and Rev Dr Denise Champion.
EXCITING UPDATE: We are thrilled to announce the distinguished addition of renowned author and journalist Professor Stan Grant as a Keynote Speaker for the event. Stan’s presentation, titled “Yindyamarra: The Love of the Afflicted,” promises to offer a thought-provoking exploration into the intersection of Indigenous spirituality and theology, providing unique insights into the Wiradjuri way of being and its transformative impact on our understanding of peace in Jesus Christ.
Session dates and times
Monday 5 Feb, 9:00am-5:00pm (AEDT)
Tuesday 6 Feb, 9:00am-5:00pm (AEDT)
Wednesday 7 Feb, 9:00am-5:00pm (AEDT)
Thursday 8 Feb, 9:00am-5:00pm (AEDT
Book your tickets today: https://divinity.edu.au/university/school-of-indigenous-studies/conference-2024/