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We have graded each source in this Research Guide according to the following levels.
Brief, easy to read information which may be basic and use informal language. Newspaper articles are generally this level.
Generally includes subject-specific language, provides additional reading and may provide additional background information.
Typically, these will be longer in length, detailed and contain technical information.
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"At its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians ... "
What you need to know about reconciliation
"More and more Australians want to learn about reconciliation with Aboriginal people: What's the meaning of reconciliation? How can you contribute? And what is a RAP? Here are your answers ... "
Bringing them home | Reconciliation
"Despite showing significant strength and resilience in the face of colonial injustices, members of the Stolen Generations and their families continue to be affected by the trauma caused by forced removal. For many people, this trauma has had lasting, intergenerational, impacts ... "
Reconciliation in Australia: Still a bridge too far?
"Australia is being held back by its unresolved relationship with its Indigenous population. Drawing on attempts at reconciliation overseas, this series of articles explores different ways of addressing this unfinished business. Today, we survey where Australia is at."
Reconciliation Means Shared Ways Forward
"Reconciliation Week logically throws up the question of ways forward for Indigenous Australians to address disadvantage and the attendant problems of under-education and under-employment. Responses to this have been increasingly split into two sides — one that essentially calls for Indigenous separatism, and the other looking for paths into a shared future with the rest of Australia ... "
Jacinta Price: 'People aren’t celebrating the fact that Aboriginal people have suffered'
"Alice Springs Councilor Jacinta Nampijinpa Price has made headlines in mainstream media for voicing her strong opposition to calls for changing the date of Australia day. Despite taking part in the S.A.D. campaign, Ms Price has told NITV News she believes holding the debate is a positive step ... "
How do we reconcile Indigenous rights with our liberal democracy? Stan Grant reflects on the philosophy of treaty
"Treaty is a powerful song. The Yothu Yindi anthem never fails to raise fists in the air. It speaks to the heart and an unshakeable belief in justice. But for all that, it is just a song. "Treaty yeah, treaty now." In the end it is a slogan, no more than "give peace a chance" ... "
Truth-telling is the most important step towards reconciliation
"On Monday night on Four Corners, Stan Grant said it simply. “People always say to us, ‘Why are you so angry? Why are you so bitter?’ If they knew what our people had been through, they might just ask why we are not more angry. Why we are not more bitter’.” ... "
How can we Advance Reconciliation?
"The Council believes that a key element of reconciliation is the recognition by all Australians of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, firstly because of their status as the original peoples of the continent and the Torres Strait Islands and secondly as Australian citizens ... "
Uluru Statement from the Heart
"There are three key elements to the reforms set out in The Uluru Statement. Only one involves a change to the Australian Constitution."
What is the Uluru Statement from the Heart?
"The Uluru Statement from the Heart outlines the path forward for recognising Indigenous Australians in the nation's constitution.
It was endorsed with a standing ovation by a gathering of 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders on May 26, 2017, following a four-day First Nations National Constitutional Convention held at Uluru "
Catholic Church Resources
About CST (Catholic Social teaching)
"Catholic Social Teaching is based on the belief that God has a plan for creation, a plan to build his kingdom of peace, love and justice. It holds that God has a special place in this story for each of us, whoever we are. Our part in this plan isn’t just limited to things ‘spiritual’, or things we might do on Sundays, but that it involves every aspect of our lives, from the things we pray about, to how we live as a responsible global citizens ... "
On Peace and Christian Reconciliation
" Peace, the beautiful gift of God, the name of which, as St. Augustine says, is the sweetest word to our hearing and the best and most desirable possession; peace, which was for more than four years implored by the ardent wishes of all good peoples, by the prayers of pious souls and the tears of mothers, begins at last to shine upon the nations ... "
Catholic Church | Reconciliation
Click through the various resources provided by the Catholic Church to explain the sacrament of Reconciliation.
Church communities urged to push for better rights for Indigenous Australians
"“It means standing together for justice,” a young indigenous Christian and Waka Waka descendant Brooke Prentis told an ecumenical service at Brisbane’s St Joseph’s Church in Bracken Ridge, during National Reconciliation Week ... "