Discover Indigenous Theologies at the Library Hub

From July 2 – 9, people all over the nation will be celebrating NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate and recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme, For Our Elders, recognises the huge contribution and influence of elders across every generation.

As we approach NAIDOC Week, why not check out the Library Hub’s Indigenous Theologies LibGuide or The Australian Women in Religion WikiProject.

Learn about people like Coleen Shirley Smith, better known as Mum Shirl, a prominent Wiradjuri woman, social worker, archbishop’s adviser, and humanitarian activist committed to justice and welfare of Aboriginal Australians. Explore the Indigenous Theologies LibGuide to find links to books, articles and online resources all relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theologies and ministries.

Browse the list of Wikipedia articles about Indigenous Women to discover the lives and ministry of Indigenous elders like Aunty Jean Phillips and Elsie Heiss, who have both contributed greatly to the Christian community in their roles as senior Aboriginal Christian leaders.

The Australian Women in Religion (AWR) WikiProject was initiated in late 2019 by Mannix Library Manager Kerrie Burn. The goal of this collaborative project, based at the University of Divinity, is to create new Wikipedia articles for women who have made significant contributions to Australian religious and spiritual traditions, and to improve existing articles.

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