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Statement from the Heart


Churches Together SA is hosting two forums on the Uluru Statement from the Heart, Voice – Treaty – Truth, at Adelaide West Uniting Church on February 15.

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In the morning session, Professor Aunty Anne Pattel-Gray will give a presentation called ‘The Spirit of God is the Spirit of Truth’ which will explore what it means for the Australian Church to be called by God to be Christ’s ambassadors for reconciliation and peace.

Prof Pattel-Gray is the head of the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Divinity, Melbourne. She has dedicated her life to the struggle of First Nations people as a strong campaigner and lobbyist seeking justice, equity, and equal representation.

An evening forum and panel with Rev Dr Garry Worete Deverell, a Trawloolway man, will look at the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the referendum from an Aboriginal perspective.

Rev Deverell has worked in parish, agency and academic ministries for the past 25 years and is currently lecturer and research fellow at the School of Indigenous Studies, University of Divinity.

The morning session begins at 9.30am for a 10am start and will conclude at 1pm. The evening session will take place from 7pm to 9pm. Venue: Adelaide West Uniting Church 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park. For more information, visit



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