Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues – Why we care

The Salvation Army seeks to help people discover, develop and enjoy their God-given capacities for abundant living.”[1]

 

The statistics we see involving our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters highlight significant inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, including being over represented in prisons and having significantly higher rates of preventable health concerns. It is not right for a large number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to suffer such large inequalities. Together, we can all be part of the solution to these injustices which have gone on for too long.

Non-Indigenous Australians have so much to learn from Indigenous Australians. At Social Justice Department AUE, we are passionate about celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples toward reconciliation, and a more just and sustainable future for all.

We encourage you to check out our section on Indigenous issues to educate yourself and discover how you can partner for change and join us in celebrating such a rich culture.
“Through reconciliation, The Salvation Army acknowledges the First Nation peoples of Australia as the traditional custodians. We further acknowledge and pay our respects to past and present Elders, giving thanks for their wisdom which has sustained their people since the beginning of time and we pledge to support future generations”. (The Salvation Army RAP)

 

[1] The Salvation Army International Positional Statement – THE USE OF POWER

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