What Does it Mean to be Australian – In Conversation with Sue Hodges

Sue Hodges is a proud Wiradjuri woman and is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Coordinator for The Salvation Army NSW and ACT Division. As we have with all our participants, we asked Sue what her thoughts were on January 26 and this is what she said: If all Australians could show empathy for…

What Does it Mean to be Australian – In Conversation with Andrew Lee

Captain (Capitano) Andrew Lee is an Australian Officer currently serving as Finance Officer at The Salvation Army Command for Italy and Greece in Rome. He has also served before officership in Pakistan and as an officer in Bangladesh. As a man who has called many places “home”, and yet identifies as Australian, we asked Andrew…

What Does it Mean to be Australian – In Conversation with Blessing Maduka

Blessing Maduka is an Inclusion Engagement Coordinator for Victoria and comes to Australia from Nigeria. She has not yet received her permanent citizenship status, and yet her understanding of what it means to be Australian certainly makes us proud to have her here and calling Australia home. We had a conversation with Blessing and she…

What Does it Mean to be Australian – In Conversation with Major Andrew Craib

Major Andrew Craib is the General Manager for Client Information and Contract Services. Whilst being born and raised in Australia, Andrew’s background is that of an Anglo-Australian with Scottish ancestry. We had a conversation with Andrew and asked him the following questions: Q: What cultural background do you, or your family, identify as? My parents…

What Does it Mean to be Australian?

Our history is an interwoven tapestry of cultures and languages, rituals and song, love and struggle, stories and dreamings. To be Australian is as rich as the bright red soil of the outback, and as flowing as the rivers that etch through our great land. So why then is celebrating our identity as Australians, at…

Reconciliation Action Plan Artwork

Our vision for reconciliation is to be a faith movement committed to social justice, equity and freedom. We aim to respect, value and acknowledge the unique cultures, spiritualities, histories and languages of the oldest surviving culture in the world, and to engage in a unified and positive relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples…