It is a great injustice that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the first inhabitants of the country, continue to be among the most disadvantaged Australians to this day. Colonisation and the ongoing impacts of racism and discrimination mean Indigenous Australians continue to experience much higher rates of infant mortality, suicide and incarceration, among many other things, than non-Indigenous Australians.
Living Water Community Church works closely with the local Indigenous community in the inner city, and more than half of the church members are Indigenous Australians. Together, the church is seeking to live out being reconciled and united in Christ. Rev Matt Paterson and his wife have been working with the local community through youth mentoring, prison visits, regular fellowship and community events to role model to young people the power of community based leadership.
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As voices rise calling for better outcomes for Indigenous Australians, Anglican Aid CEO Rev Tim Swan commends to your consideration supporting Christian, grass-roots reconciliation and restoration programs here in Sydney. Led by Rev Matt Paterson, Redfern's Living Waters church runs a variety of activities including youth mentoring, prison visits, and community events.Continue reading