Joshua 1:10-18 & 6:15-22 – The Texts We’d Rather Not Read on the Day of Mourning

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PRESCRIPT: In the lead-up to Australia Day on 26th January, many Australians are marking a Day of Mourning on Sunday 24th January to acknowledge the realities of what the non-indigenous settlement of Australia has meant for the Indigenous Peoples of this country. The church in which I am a Minister, the Uniting Church in Australia, provided its congregations and communities with some resources with which to mark the Day of Mourning during worship. While I was grateful for those resources, I did think something was lacking. Here is the sermon I preached as a result. (For best results, listen with headphones).