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TEAR’s work with the First Peoples of Australia

Participants in a Hope for Health retreat
Participants in a Hope for Health retreat have lost weight, reduced their blood pressure, been able to achieve and maintain health blood sugar levels and maybe most importantly Yolngu people have been able to protect, promote and facilitate the reclamation of “rom walngaw” – their way to vitality!

Listening and Learning
Amplifying Voices
Supporting First Peoples

TEAR Australia has a vision for reconciliation, for a just and compassionate world in which all Australians have the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential. With this vision in mind, we recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the original custodians of this land, experience daily injustice that has led to ill health, poverty, family breakdown and alarming rates of incarceration.

In light of the injustices experienced by Australia’s First People, TEAR responds in two ways:

  1. We provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are working to achieve their potential and gain greater control over their own affairs.
  2. We mobilise Australian Christians and the wider community to work towards a more just and equitable society.

We extend an invitation for all Australian Christians to work with us to overcome injustice. Together, let’s deepen our understanding and prayerfully consider how we can engage in the work of reconciliation and healing that God calls us to.

Hope For Health Helen Guyupul
Guyupl, who is on the Hope For Health Strategic Management Committee celebrates Yolngu vitality!

Hope for Health

Hope for Health is a community-led project supported by TEAR. A group of courageous women in the Elcho Island community were inspired to form the Hope For Health program to reclaim their wellbeing and vitality.

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People in healthy communities, people in strong communities, people in communities where they are given dignity and opportunity, make better life choices.

Grant Paulson Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian leader

Amplifying Voices

Hear three Aboriginal Christian leaders explain how intergenerational trauma, grief and loss affects their communities.

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Supporting First Peoples

We provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are working to achieve their potential and gain greater control over their own affairs.

Listening and Learning

Learn more about issues affecting the First Peoples of Australia.

Use our resources to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, Christian faith, and history.