Catholic Archdiocese of BRISBANE Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) September 2023 – September 2025

The 2023 – 2025 RAP was launched at the inaugural Archdiocese of Brisbane Reconciliation Dinner on Thursday 14 September 2023.

Please click on the link below to download and read a copy of the RAP.

For use of the Archdiocese of Brisbane RAP Artwork, please contact RAP Project Manager Joni McCourt for a copy of the style guide and RAP artwork: mccourtj@bne.catholic.net.au


The Reconciliation Action Plan is a guide for all agencies and parishes to build respective relationships with Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander peoples to gain an understanding and appreciation of the effects of racism (systemic and casual), to acknowledge historical impacts of colonialisation on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and identify opportunities to build new pathways to address this through a series of activities and learning opportunities.

Find out more in the video below.

Are you ready to find out more about implementing the RAP in your Parish or faith Community? Click the button below to check out our RAP Implementation page:

Interested in finding out more about what a RAP is and why we have one for the Archdiocese of Brisbane? Download the flier here:

In the lead up to January 26 2022, Archbishop Mark spoke with three First Nations Peoples from the Archdiocese of Brisbane. This interview explores what this date has meant to each of them personally throughout their lives and the historical significance of this date to those within their local communities. Watch a short clip below, or click here to watch the full interview.

For National Reconciliation Week 2021, the Archdiocese of Brisbane hosted a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Cathedral of St Stephen. Check out the highlights video below.

“If you want to know your past life, look at your present condition. If you want to know your future life, look at your present actions.”― Padmasambhava

This quote by a Buddhist Monk reminds us of the importance of undertaking intentional actions together to build a better and brighter future for all of us by setting an example of Christian leadership through our love for one another.


National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

For liturgical resources, acknowledgement of country brochures (free) and plaques, understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and faith paper and many more articles.


NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Website provides information and resources to assist you plan or participate in NAIDOC celebrations.

SEQ Murri Service Directory

The directory includes: accommodation, alcohol, tobacco and drug services, arts, children and families, community organisations, correctional centres, counselling services, cultural centres, education, elders, health, housing, kindergartens, legal and financial services, media, ministry, multipurpose, respite, and youth services.

Australians Together

Is a not for profit entity and privately funded through philanthropists. Their focus is, “We bring Australians together by telling the stories that need to be told.” Resources are available to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s history and culture.

Share our Pride

Has access to introductory learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture and Resources for further enlightenment with a list of books, films and personal stories by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Reconciliation Australia

For information on the five dimensions of reconciliation (race relations, equality and equity, unity, institutional integrity and historical acceptance), and links to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people telling their stories.

Narragunnawali program

Narragunnawali program online platform to support schools and early learning services in Australia to foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.


The Laurel Blow Speaker Series is for anyone wanting to grow in understanding with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brother and sisters and help make true reconciliation a reality. This speaker series is named after Laurel because of the significant role she has played in our Archdiocese for bringing about reconciliation.

We have now hosted a number of events under the banner of the Laurel Blow Speaker Series including an endorsement from Archbishop Mark Coleridge for the Uluru Statement from the Heart. You can watch our previous events by clicking the button below.

Find out more about the Uluru Statement below.


Please contact Joni for further information or how to implement the RAP in your Parish:

Joni McCourt

Reconciliation Action Plan Manager




(07) 3324 3440

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