Session 2: Be Curious

1 or 3 March 2022

Exploring a theology of encounter, this session looks at what it means to minister across divides, with a curiosity that seeks to listen, grow understanding and enable fractures to be healed.

Contributors:

Pastor Ray Minniecon

Ray is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gureng Gureng nation of South-East Queensland. He is also a descendant of the South Sea Islander people with deep and abiding connections to the people of Ambrym Island.

He is leader of an Aboriginal congregation, Scarred Tree Indigenous Ministries, at St. John’s Anglican Church, Glebe, New South Wales, and Director of Bunji Consultancies. Ray has started and mentored numerous organisations working with indigenous men and youth, maintaining a strong focus on restoring health and opportunities to the stolen generation of Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their homes under past government policies. He is also Founder of ‘NAIITS Indigenous University’, an Indigenous learning community.

The Rev’d René August

Reverend René August lives in the lands of The Khoi and the San Peoples, in a country now known as South Africa, in a city now known as Cape Town. She longs to see the reign of God become a more visible sign of God’s love for all creation. As a strategist, thought leader, disciple maker, speaker, author, co-conspirator, trainer, reconciler and friend, and a peacebuilding specialist at Tearfund, René seeks to mitigate against the systemic causes of poverty, injustice and conflict in the world.