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The Make Indigenous Poverty History Campaign was launched in Brisbane on Friday 20 October 2006 in the Sussex Street Uniting Church, West End.

Aunty Jean welcomed all present and gave the acknowledgement of country, and Billy Williams was the MC for the launch. In prayer we remembered, recognised and committed to do all we can to rectify the situation. The service, which was ecumenical, included a Scripture Reading from Isaiah (58:6-10) and a Gospel Reading from John (11:32-44). Rev Graham Paulson delivered the sermon and Graeme Mundine was the guest speaker.

An important part of the gathering was the invitation to all present to sign the Poverty Pole as a commitment to justice for all and to make Indigenous poverty history.

Below are some photos taken at the launch.

MIPH Service setting Aunty Jean Billy Williams

The Service setting

Aunty Jean

Billy Williams

The Congregation
Aboriginal Christians Singers

Part of the Congregation

Aboriginal Christian Singers

Rev Graham Paulson Graeme Mundine Rev Alex Gater

Rev Graham Paulson

Graeme Mundine

Rev Alex Gater

Signing the Poverty Pole Signing the Poverty Pole Signing the Poverty Pole
Signing the Poverty Pole Signing the Poverty Pole Signing the Poverty Pole

Signing the Poverty Pole

 

Other Campaign News:

A Nine Days of Prayer leaflet is available and Armbands and T-shirts are available from the Social Action Office.

More resources for the MAKE Indigenous POVERTY HISTORY campaign, including an eight session workshop paper, are available from the NATSIEC website.

Graeme MundineGraeme Mundine delivered the Common Wealth for the Common Good Address in Brisbane on Tuesday 17 October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. His Address was entitled From Boiled Lollies to Shared Responsibility Agreements: What hope for the future?

 

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