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... Finding the Framework to Prepare fo Dialogue with Aborigines
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"It is simplistic to tell Euro-Australians that the condition of Aboriginal people is due solely to our (Euro-Australian) acts of injustice and ignorance. Christians cannot adequately prepare for dialogue with the Aborigines [sic.] within such a framework. What is neeeded is a framework that reflects the truth within ourselves as well as about ourselves. The first framework proposed in this essay understands the Euro-Australian "soul" to be caught in a conflict between the modern historical and the primal: a conflict that lies behind much of our treatment of the Aborigines [sic.]. However, this conflict carries within it a deeper conflict and suppression: facing that conflict brings us to the true transforming framework to dispose for dialogue." (Pacifica: Journal of the Melbourne College of Divinity, Vol.10, No.1, February 1997, p25)
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