Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Our vision for reconciliation is being:

  • a community in which there is mutual respect and deep solidarity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those of us with differing heritage
  • a community committed to healing the hurts and wrongs of the past and being present in a spirit of mercy, love, justice, forgiveness and peace

At Centacare we have developed and are implementing our second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) alongside our partner organisations in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

Archdiocese of Brisbane RAP artwork

Shara Delaney, a descendant of the Noonuccal, Ngugi and Goenpul clan groups of Quandamooka is the artist behind our RAP artwork. Shara shares the story behind the artwork:

“This artwork represents the Archdiocese of Brisbane as the face of the Catholic Church of South East Queensland. My design shows the journey of faith, which is guided by the Spirit. It is depicted where the blue meets the green, and that main path represents the journey of faith which is heading towards the centre. It’s the spirit figure that is guiding them. The main circle also represents the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s community as a whole. From the centre, it branches out to the smaller circles to support and stay connected to the vulnerable in our communities. The white dots are the healing power (coming from the Spirit) which is highlighted throughout the design. I have placed the smaller circles to represent different people throughout the community and to be seen as inclusive. The little figure in the smaller circles are my interpretation of a person, using Aboriginal symbols. The black lines that flow in the background represent spreading the Good News simply and effectively. I really enhanced the main circle with layers and dots, to express governance structures and systems in bright colours as being responsive and innovative.”

We respectfully acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Nations Peoples of this country and especially acknowledge the traditional owners on whose lands we live and work throughout the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.

We acknowledge Elders, past and present and pay tribute to those who have contributed to the social, economic, cultural, political and spiritual life of our community.

This acknowledgement affirms our commitment to social justice and the importance of healing and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

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