Reconciliation Action Plan

The journey to reconciliation.

Our vision for reconciliation.

Creating socially and culturally safe relationships

All people standing together.

Our vision for reconciliation is all people standing together to create socially just and culturally safe relationships with, and opportunities for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As an organisation we acknowledge the great suffering caused to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by colonisation and discrimination, and we acknowledge those impacts are ongoing.

Our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) continues the journey started by our founding organisations, and aims to create opportunities for our employees to learn about reconciliation while together we build our vision for reconciliation.

Developed in consultation with two independent Aboriginal community members and six Aboriginal people working in Uniting, the RAP outlines the actions and deliverables we have committed to achieving over the next 12 months. Falling into four key categories: Relationships, Respect, Opportunities and Tracking progress and reporting, they are our roadmap to achieving the next stage of our reconciliation journey.

Artist of our 'Over Waters' artwork.

Cassie Leatham of the Taungurung/Wurundjeri people from the Kulin Nation, is an Indigenous artist, master weaver, traditional dancer, bushtukka woman and educator.

Cassie is the artist of our ‘Over Waters’ artwork that depicts Uniting’s healing journey of recovery and reconciliation

Advocacy in action

Uniting Vic.Tas, together with national leaders of the Uniting Church and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, stands solemnly alongside protesters in the United States following the tragic death of African American man George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police.

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week.

NAIDOC Week is a time for all of us to work together for a shared future.

Ben Atkinson has spent most of his career working towards better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in his local community.