Today as part of National Reconciliation Week the Christian Super team heard from Aboriginal Christian Leader and CEO for Christian Justice movement, Common Grace, Brooke Prentis. Brooke GAICD, CA, BCom, BA, Grad Cert Theology is a descendant of the Wakka Wakka peoples and is also is coordinator of the Grasstree Gathering, which gathers and equips Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian leaders from across the Australian church.
Brooke is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years senior management experience in the corporate world including top 100 ASX listed companies. Brooke serves on a number of boards. She is also a founding Australian board member of NAIITS, a global Indigenous Theological Institute focussed at Masters and PhD levels, and is currently studying a Masters of Theology through NAIITS, in partnership with Whitley College and the University of Divinity, as well as being a scholar of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. Brooke has written and co-written a number of theological papers in Australia and Internationally.
We are honoured to host Brooke, who as journalist Andrew West’s words, “one of the most prominent and eloquent Indigenous leaders in the church today.” She has a deep love for Jesus, a passion for justice and heart for the Australian church. Her life has been dedicated to helping churches and Christian organisations engage, build and deepen relationships with Aboriginal peoples and we have been stirred and encouraged by her words.
This week holds great significance in our nation for building upon the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples. National Reconciliation Week invites all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation.