Markets & Justice

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White Australia Has A Black History

White Australia Has A Black History

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Advocacy for the human rights of indigenous peoples: a new document from the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

 From a World Council of Churches Press Release:

New UN document enables churches to do more for indigenous rights

New UN document opens door for churches to do more for indigenous rights
The WCC Indigenous People’s representatives in New York for the UN World Conference on Indigenous PeoplesScattered throughout the recent history of Indigenous Peoples are national treaties, declarations and laws that languish in obscurity or are brushed aside and ignored.
Scattered throughout the recent history of Indigenous Peoples are national treaties, declarations and laws that languish in obscurity or are brushed aside and ignored.
Adding insult to injury, when many national and local churches attempt to speak out about the denial of rights of Indigenous Peoples they are told by governments that the church has no place in politics, effectively being seen but not heard.
Yet a new “outcome document” of the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples is about to turn that perspective on its head. The world’s governments are now inviting churches and other civil society groups to be seen and heard when it comes to advocating for Indigenous Peoples’ human rights.  [To read further please go here]