Living Letters "profoundly moved"

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Living Letters TeamLiving Letters Team. Photo by WCC.

They came from Bolivia, Egypt, the United States of America, The Philippines, Indonesia, Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia.The members of the World Council of Churches' Living Letters team that concluded their visit to the Northern Territory last week belong to Indigenous and marginalized peoples within their own countries. This sharpened their perception as they visited a number of Aboriginal communities and heard the people speak of their experiences with the Intervention. 

In a statement released at the end of the visit, the Living Letters team members expressed shock, saying, "We did not realise this was still happening in Australia."

To read the full statement of the Living Letters team, prefaced by an introduction by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Council (NATSIEC), click here

Georgia Corowa, Coordinator of QCT's Churches Together Indigenous People's Partnership (CTIPP ), was a member of the Living Letters team. To read some of Georgia's impressions of the trip, click here


The Living Letters Team (as they appear in the above photograph):

Back Row L - R: Rev. Sealin Garlett, Dr Hanna Grace,
Second row L- R: Ms Georgia Corowa, Ms Maria Chavez Quispe, Rev. Dr Anthony Dancer, Rev. Dr Mindawati Perangin-Angin, Fr Rex Reyes, Mr Graeme Mundine.
Front row L-R: Ms Renée Grounds, Ms Hera Rere Clarke