Ray Minniecon | Authentically Indigenous, Authentically Christian

May 15, 20170 comments

Ray Minniecon shares what it means to be authentically indigenous and authentically Christian. He challenges the Australian and global church to listen to what Jesus is saying to us through Indigenous faith and Christianity.

Pastor Ray Minniecon is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gurang Gurang nation of South-East Queensland. Ray is also a descendant of the South Sea Islander people with connections to the people of Ambrym Island. He is the Chairperson of the Sydney Anglican Indigenous People’s Committee and the National Secretary of the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship.

Ray is a Director of Bunji Consultancies, which supports Aboriginal leadership and business initiatives with a number of corporate clients and is a consultant on the development of programs and projects for the remaining men of Kinchela Boys Home (KBH) with the University of New South Wales. At Murdoch University, WA, Ray earned a BA in Theology and helped establish the Aboriginal Education Unit where he worked as its co-ordinator. Ray has worked for World Vision Australia’s Indigenous programs for twelve years and was its National Director for six of those years. Ray’s most recent career engagement was with the Anglican Diocese of Sydney as a Pastor and Director of Crossroads Aboriginal Ministries.

Ray has spoken about indigenous issues at local, national and international forums. In 1995 he made an intervention at the UN in Geneva on behalf of Indigenous Peoples at the first hearing of the Draft Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In 2001, he spoke in Italy at a Global Forum on Ethics and Economics, where he also had a private audience with the Pope.

See Also

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Brooke Prentis on what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices say to Australian church and society, and on her passion and hope for the Australian church. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wisdom is needed today, if the church is to reclaim integrity, community, and witness. CLICK HERE.

Ray Minniecon on what it means to be authentically indigenous and authentically Christian. He challenges the Australian and global church to listen to what Jesus is saying to us through Indigenous faith and Christianity. CLICK HERE. 

Jocabed Reina Solano Miselis on how Indigenous, Aboriginal, Frist Nations, and Native American voices offer a new way of understanding relationships, with people and the earth, in contrast with modern capitalist ways of life. CLICK HERE.

Randy Woodley on embracing ethnic diversity, and learning from Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and Indigenous Christians. CLICK HERE.

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