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WCC Indigenous Spirituality and Theology Consultation

The global ecumenical Indigenous Spirituality and Theology Consultation is an activity of the WCC Indigenous Peoples’ Programme and under the WCC Mission from the Margins Programmatic Area. It is hosted by Nungalinya Theological College which is an ecumenical theological education and learning center, situated in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.
WCC Indigenous Spirituality and Theology Consultation

An international WCC delegation visits Nungalinya College, Darwin, Australia, 2010. © Gabrielle Russell-Mundine/WCC

Event details

When

27 - 31 August 2016

Where

Darwin NT, Australia

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The global ecumenical Indigenous Spirituality and Theology Consultation in Darwin, Australia is an activity of the WCC Indigenous Peoples’ Programme and under the WCC Mission from the Margins Programmatic Area. It is hosted by Nungalinya Theological College which is an ecumenical theological education and learning center, situated in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.

The consultation, whose theme is “Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace: Shaping Landscapes of Hope Together”, brings together Indigenous Theologians from around the world to reflect together and to articulate Indigenous spiritual and theological understandings of what a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace means. The Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace is the overarching theme for all the work of the WCC in the lead up to its next Assembly in 2021.

The consultation will give space for the participants to plan strategically and proactively about how Indigenous spirituality and theology can effectively contribute to and impact the ecumenical movement now and into the future, with the WCC World Mission Conference in Tanzania 2018, and the Assembly in 2021, as high level ecumenical landmarks that can both be aims and points of reassessment for our strategic task.

The consultation is the first of a series of Indigenous spirituality and theology consultations that are also opportunities for building and growing regional Indigenous theological networks.

For more information, please see the Official Invitation (pdf 319 KB)

WCC Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

WCC Mission from the margins

WCC Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace