Unpacking the Statement from the Heart • New publication by Canon Glenn Loughrey

The Uluru statement from the Heart 2017

The Cathedral’s Canon Artist-in-Residence, Assoc. Prof Glenn Loughrey, has authored a new publication ‘Unpacking the Statement from the Heart – A personal perspective from a Wiradjuri Man’, which has been published by the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.  

The publication explores the Statement of the Heart in three main areas; what the Statement from the Heart is, what the Statement is not, and how the Statement works. Canon Glenn also offers further questions for discussion and reflection.

In it, Glenn writes 

“One of the interesting things about the creative dynamic of the Statement from the Heart is that it is a justice or heart-healing tool. It is restorative justice writ large. The elements that make up the process leading to a resolution of the past and a creative response to the future by enacting reconciliation in the present. While it attends to the sins of the past, it offers a creative opportunity to reimagine the future and the possibilities within for the whole of what is now understood as Australian society. 

The Revd Canon. Assoc. Prof. Glenn Loughrey

You can read a copy of the publication here

A gift to Australia: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The Constitution is meant to change. It is built to change. By us… the Australian people.”

Professor Megan Davis, Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous UNSW 

Last month, participants of our Statement from the Heart study group heard a powerful keynote address from Professor Megan Davis and an inspiring conversation with Pat Anderson AO at the Melbourne Town Hall, in celebration of the 2021-22 Sydney Peace Prize, which was awarded to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The event was organised by the University of Melbourne and the City of Melbourne. If you missed event, you can watch a recording of the speeches, Q&A session and musical performances online here: