The next Grasstree Gathering will be hosted in Sydney from March 16-20, 2018.
Dates: 10 am Friday 16 March 2018 and finishes with dinner on Tuesday 20 March 2018. (Some participants will need to arrive Thursday night 15 March 2018).
Venue: Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road, Pymble NSW 2073
Grasstree participants have the option attending the SURRENDER Conference in Melbourne following Grasstree. This would mean Wednesday 21 March is a free day in Sydney and then travel to Melbourne on Thursday 22 March to attend the Surrender Conference from Friday 23 March to Sunday 25 March. Participants would return home following Surrender with flights departing Melbourne from 2pm on Sunday 25 March.
Please consider financially supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders to attend the Grasstree Gathering. Details for making a donation can be found here.
A one day theological symposium on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Spirituality. Come and hear from a collection of established and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theologians, part of the NAIITS network, as they present on what the Dreaming and spirituality means to them and to the Australian church.
Papers will be present on:
- Aunty Rev Patricia Courtenay: Why is Aboriginal Spirituality called the Dreaming?
- Brooke Prentis: What Can The Birds of the Land Tell Us?
- Safina Stewart: Indigenous Spirituality and Theology through the Arts
- Uncle Rev Ray Minniecon: Job – An Aboriginal Story
Cost is $6-10 to be paid at the door.
Tea & coffee will be served from 9:30am where you can meet with Aboriginal Christian leaders from across the country. The symposium concludes at 3:30pm. Lunch provided.
Spaces are limited so RSVP below is essential.