With special guest speakers: April Long, Areti Metuamate, Frank Brennan SJ, Matty Shields
Where: St Aloysius College, 47 Upper Pitt St, Milsons Point, NSW
More info and Registration: www.caritas.org.au/walkasone
Contact: Ryan Heffernan 0408 869 833 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know?
More than 370 million Indigenous peoples live in some 90 countries around the world today. They are: custodians of some of the world’s most biologically diverse territories, responsible for much of the world’s cultural and linguistic diversity and their traditional knowledge is an invaluable resource in many sectors, such as medicine and agriculture.
At the same time they remain among the most marginalised and disadvantaged peoples on Earth, making up about 15 per cent of the world’s poor and over a third of the world’s 900 million extremely poor rural populations. The majority are living within Australia’s own region, Asia.
Over two days, 200 Indigenous and non-Indigenous delegates will come together to build cross-cultural relationships and participate in open and constructive discussions.
By the forum's conclusion, delegates will have the skills and knowledge to design and implement their own action plans to create positive change.
“Catholic Social Teaching inspires us to work with the poorest of the poor wherever they may be found,” Caritas Australia CEO, Jack de Groot, said.
“There is no doubt the world’s Indigenous Peoples are over-represented amongst the poorest of the poor, which is why we will launch this campaign.
“We humbly invite the Catholic community to join us at this forum. This will be an opportunity to learn a great deal about humanity, the importance of Indigenous cultures and what role we can play in bringing about lasting change.”