Reader: God of Love, We remember the rich diversity of Nations and cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples that have existed from the beginning of time and which still continue to this day.
Reader: We remember, God of Love, that this country, home to many Indigenous populations since the beginning of time, was colonized in 1788 and we remember all those Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples who have lost their lives since. We remember all those that have gone before defending Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands, waterways and cultures.
Reader: God of Grace, We recognize that it takes effort and will, from everybody; from governments to individuals; from Indigenous and non – Indigenous alike, to change the situation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We recognize that unless we unite, with a common will, a poverty of spirit will afflict the entire nation.
All: God of Grace, For our inaction We are Sorry!
Reader: God of Justice, We will take personal responsibility to understand the causes and effects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples poverty and we also commit to inform people when we encounter ignorance or lack of compassion.
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