Reconciliation    ACSJC URGES PRAYER AND LINKS WITH ABORIGINAL GROUPS
The CEO of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council has said that while progress has been made in aboriginal reconciliation, the Catholic Church's contribution will not be complete without prayer and the forging of more links with aboriginal organisations.
   The Council's Chairman Bishop William Brennan, CEO Ms Sandie Cornish, and staff member Mrs Margaret Zucker attended the ceremony for the handing over of the Australian Document Towards Reconciliation at the Opera House.
   Ms Cornish said: "While progress towards reconciliation has been made, much remains to be done... Never has the desire of the Australian people for an official apology to the Stolen Generations on behalf of us all been made more manifest than at [Sunday's] People's Walk for Reconciliation across the Harbour Bridge."
    "During this Reconciliation Week the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council urges all Catholics to pray for reconciliation and to make links with local Aboriginal organizations. The prayer card that we prepared for Reconciliation Week has been so popular that 10,000 copies have already been distributed and we are currently having another run printed."
   
ACSJC
31 May 00

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