BRIDGES TO BROTHERHOOD—reconciliation in the Australian outback

Following the cultural gathering last year at Huntingtower School in Melbourne, Australia, Peter Julian took further steps in building what he sees as a continuing goodwill relationship between the races. [See "A step toward reconciliation," Christian Science Sentinel, October 7, 2002].

After Huntingtower School's successful corroboree, I arranged to take a group of nine 10 to 14-year-olds from Melbourne to a remote Aboriginal community in Australia's central desert region. One of our goals was to take another step in understanding the rich cultural contribution that the Aborigines have made to current-day Australia. But I also saw our visit as an example of something I believe is much needed in my country—racial reconciliation, a friendship-building effort between non-indigenous and Aboriginal Australians.

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