The Voice to Parliament

ARRCC Signs the Australian Climate Movement's Open Letter for the Voice

ARRCC are proud signatories to the Australian climate movement's open letter supporting the Voice to Parliament. Read the full letter below.

Song & video: 'Beneath the Southern Cross'

Peter Branjerdporn, of the Southern Queensland Anglican Diocese, has offered this beautiful song to soften people's hearts towards the First Nations' call for a Voice to Parliament.

ARRCC supports the Voice

Authorised by Thea Ormerod on behalf of ARRCC, 264 Pitt St, Sydney. 2000.

Later this year we will vote in a referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Constitution and give them a say in issues that affect them through a Voice to Parliament. This arises from the Uluru Statement from the Heart, in which First Nations people invited all Australians to walk with them. ARRCC supports a Yes vote because we believe that it will enable us to be more effective when addressing the injustices that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have suffered since colonisation, and help create a more united Australia for us all.

The Uluru Statement From the Heart, which was signed by over 250 Indigenous leaders, says that “When we have power over our destiny our children will flourish. They will walk in two worlds and their culture will be a gift to their country.” It is an invitation to all Australians to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples “in a movement of the Australian people towards a better future.” 

Taking action in your faith community

We as people of faith have a golden opportunity to make a difference. People reaching out to others that they know appears to be key to the Yes campaign’s chances of success according to Essential Media. It so happens that we as people of faith are often part of a community or congregation - people we can speak with directly. 

Here are some practical things that anyone can do in their faith community. Please consider one or more of the following.