Observed annually in July, NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Each year, a different focus, something to strive towards not only for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but for all Australians. The team at NAIDOC writes about the celebrations each year, to guide and encourage the Australian community to get behind the First Nations’ culture.
Observed annually on 26 May, National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’. Communities across Australia gathered to reflect and grow.
ANZAC Day is on April 25 and is a national day of remembrance and commemoration. This day remembers all Australians who have served and died in war. The date marks the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps 1915 landing at Gallipolli, Turkey, in World War I.
Earth Hour is organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Hundreds of millions of people around the world take part in Earth Hour by switching off for 60 minutes as a symbolic gesture of solidarity.
Understanding Faith is the only comprehensive online religious education resource of its type. We bring learning into the 21st century with our online multimedia religious education teaching and learning resource for Primary and Secondary schools in Australia.Continue reading →
On February 13, 2008, then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd formally acknowledged the suffering and anguish experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when past government policy allowed the forced removal of their children.
As a small gift to you, we have created an interactive Advent Calendar that you can share with your class.
We wish you, your staff and students a Merry Christmas and Happy 2021. From all of the Team at Understanding Faith.Continue reading →
September 5th is the International Day of Charity. This day was established to highlight the need to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. The day was chosen to commemorate the passing of Mother Theresa of Calcutta, who was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 1979 for her work in overcoming poverty and distress.
A recent addition to the secondary curriculum is the Studies in Catholic Thought syllabus.
Mary Magdalene is a well known biblical figure. Most people would say she was a friend of Jesus. Yet, she is only mentioned in the scriptures fourteen times and her reputation is often unwarranted.