Noel Pearson, Common Grace to visit our Diocese

Next week the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is excited to host three events with renowned Australian lawyer and activist Noel Pearson and Common Grace National Director Gershon Nimbalker.

Both Noel and Gershon will reflect on the Voice to Parliament and other issues of importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Find out more details about each event below – there’s also still a chance to register for two of them.

An evening with Noel Pearson – Sunday 16 July

From 5pm to 8pm on Sunday 16 July the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle alongside Noel Pearson will host an event at The Factory Theatre at St Pius X High School, Adamstown.

It’s a chance to hear about Noel’s connection to Aboriginal Spirituality, his work on the Uluru Statement from the Heart and The Voice to Parliament. The session will end with a Q&A panel that will include Noel, Aunty Louise Campbell (Catholic Schools Office) and Aunty Di Langham (Anglican Diocese).

Today is your last chance to book a free ticket. Register here:

Learning for Justice – Empowering through Education

The power of education will be on show next Monday 17 July at the Learning for Justice conference organised by the Lakes region of Catholic Schools. The one-day event aims to empower individuals through education, focusing on the Voice to Parliament referendum.

Learning for Justice – Empowering through Education is being held at the Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre (NEX), with approximately 400 delegates in attendance.

The day will feature various sessions designed to educate attendees about the issues faced by indigenous Australians. Guest speakers include Noel Pearson, the renowned Australian lawyer, academic, land rights activist, and founder of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership. Additionally, Common Grace will offer a Christian perspective on the Uluru Statement and the Voice referendum.

This event is not open to the public.

Common Grace, Listen to the Heart, Training Workshop

On Tuesday 18 July from 10am until 12.30pm, Common Grace will host a training workshop in the Victor Peters Suite.

The event will explore the importance of the Voice to Parliament Referendum. It will spark conversations so you can make an informed decision when voting later in the year. There will be an optional creative element following the session.

Today is your last chance to book your spot. Register here:

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