Encourage your church to learn more about Australia’s shared story, one that wasn’t taught in schools.
Sharing our Story is a four-episode series suitable for small groups. The story begins with colonisation and follows our history through to modern times. It gives a deep appreciation of how events from our past continue to impact many Indigenous people today. Below you’ll find leader and training guides, and informative stories and articles, to help equip you and your church as you move forward.
Watch the four episodes of Sharing our Story
Sharing our Story Episode 1Play video
Sharing our Story Episode 2Play video
Sharing our Story Episode 3Play video
Sharing our Story Episode 4Play video
Sharing our Story episode overviews and downloads
Episode One introduces the central concept of the ‘wound in the spirit of our nation’, and explores why this matters to everyone living in Australia, and particularly the Christian church. Download Episode 1
Episode Two takes us back to the beginning of colonisation and the era of Protection that followed, including the controversial role of the Christian missions and government reserves. Finally, we explore the era of Assimilation, including policies of child removal and the “Stolen Generations”. Download Episode 2
Episode Three we look at the transition from Assimilation to Self-Determination as a policy approach to Indigenous affairs, including the emergence of the Indigenous civil rights movement. However, as Indigenous Australians were granted equal freedoms, new challenges arose. Download Episode 3
Episode Four explores “where to from here?” and considers the role of the church, and our role as Christians in Australia, in this complex area. Our hope is that we can be part of a new period in history that will become known as a time of healthier, more respectful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Download Episode 4
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Sharing our Story Leaders GuideSharing our Story Leader’s Guide – helping Leaders confidently lead small group discussions. Download >
Sharing our Story short Biblical reflections for small groupsSenior Pastor, Karl Faase, shares biblical reflections that specifically support the themes of each Sharing our Story episode.
Sharing our Story devotionalsFour devotional readings by Steve Bradbury to help individuals reflect on Sharing our Story episodes. Download >
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