The Voice to Parliament: Christian Responses

The categorisation here is ours, but it is usually fairly evident. However, we give you the links so you can read all the responses we have found in full. We will attempt to keep this updated, but please let us know if there are any updates we have missed.


Along with other faith leaders, a Multi-Faith letter. Includes Anglican Bishop Chris McLeod, Catholic Bishop Charles Gauci, Rev John Gilmore (NCCA), Uniting Church Rev Sharon Hollis.

Joint resolution, May 2022, signed by several faith leaders, including Primate Geoffrey Smith (Anglican), Archbishop Mark Coleridge (Catholic), Rev John Gilmore (NCCA), Rev Sharon Hollis (Uniting).

Multi-faith book, Statements from the Soul, for the Uluru Statement. Includes Christians: Noel Pearson, Stan Grant, Very Rev. Dr. Antonios Kaldas (Coptic Orthodox), Russell Broadbent, Karina Okotel, Archbishop Kanishka Raffel (Anglican), Archbishop Peter Comensoli (Catholic), Fr Anthony Ekpo (Catholic), former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams (Anglican) – excerpt from his here.

Several Christian aid and advocacy organisations support the Allies for Uluru Coalition formed by such groups. We have also listed their individual statements below where available.

Listen to the Heart campaign by Common Grace, supported by Aboriginal Christian Leaders: Aunty Jean Phillips, Uncle Ray Minniecon, Uncle Vince Ross, Adam Gowen, Safina Stewart, Bianca Manning, Sue Hodges.

Voice to Power campaign headed up by Larissa Minniecon and Te Raina Watego.

Open letter of support by six Christian social agencies: Anglicare, Baptist Care, Catholic Social Services, Uniting Care, St Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army.

Statement of Support by Australian Baptist Ministries Council.

Commitment to Uluru Statement by Catholic Plenary Council.

Salvation Army Australia statement of support.

First Nations Initiative by Melbourne Anglican Diocese, headed up by Rev Canon Glenn Loughery, who has several resources on his blog Red Shoes Walking. Canon Loughery has also been interviewed on ABC’s Soul Search.

Uniting Church Assembly and Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress welcome the campaign for a First Nations Voice.

Support by St Paul’s Cathedral Chapter, Melbourne (Anglican). Article also here by Dean Andreas Loewe.

St Vincent de Paul Society support (Catholic).

A Just Cause campaign (Australian Baptist Advocacy arm).

University of Divinity support.

Tearfund support.

Edmund Rice Centre support (Catholic).

Uniting Care and Uniting Vic. Tas. support.

Anglicare Australia support.

Caritas Australia (Catholic) support the Uluru Statement (this is clearer support when you add that they are also part of the Allies for Uluru Coalition, along with several others in this section).

Bishop Matt Brain of Bendigo support statement.

Very Rev Dr Antonio Kaldas ABC article (Coptic Orthodox).

Professor Margaret Somerville (Catholic) ABC Article

Dr Graham Hill (Baptist), Why Australian Christians Should Support an Indigenous Voice to Parliament


Australian Christians Party This link was previously under against but they have contacted us to state that categorisation is not correct. In the interests of fairness, we retain the link but ask you to read their statement for yourself.


Australian Christian Lobby (written by former leader Martyn Iles).

Piece in Australian Presbyterian journal by Rev Mark and Luke Powell.

The Canberra Declaration: Brian Robertson, Barbara Miller (as well as earlier posts on the blog).

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