Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

Yindyamarra Pledge for Democracy launched at the ACC&C

19 Oct 2022 - by Lauren Bartley

Father Frank Brennan SJ AO, ACC&C Executive Director Professor Anthony Maher and Professor Stan Grant with a copy of the Pledge after the ceremony at the ACC&C Chapel.

We at the ACC&C are delighted to have hosted at the ACC&C Chapel as the venue for the Yindyamarra Pledge for Democracy on Monday 17 October.

Charles Sturt University invited all Australians to take the Pledge, through Professor of First Nations Belonging Stan Grant Jr. The Pledge is a gift from the Wiradjuri people to all Australians to show support for building a better national democracy that truly includes and respects all Australian people.

Our Executive Director Professor Anthony Maher was in attendance for the Pledge which was launched by Professor Grant with Charles Sturt University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Mark Evans, and high-profile Australians including:

  • Dr Nick Coatsworth, Physician, Leader, Speaker, and former Deputy Chief Medical Officer
  • Father Frank Brennan SJ AO, Rector of Newman College at the University of Melbourne and ACC&C Scholar
  • Mariam Veiszadeh, CEO of Media Diversity Australia
  • Catherine Marriott OAM, CEO Riverine Plains Inc
  • Virginia Haussegger AM, award winning journalist and rights advocate
  • Tim Costello AO, Director of Ethical Voice, Advisor at Centre for Public Christianity
  • Ms Sisonke Msimang, thought leader, Storyteller, and Author
  • Daryl Karp AM, Director Australian Maritime Museum
  • Mark Kenny, Australian Journalist and Professor at the Australian Studies Institute at the Australian National University
Professor of First Nations Belonging at Charles Sturt University Professor Stan Grant delivering Yindyamarra Pledge for Democracy at the ACC&C Chapel

Read more about the event.

Read the Yindyamarra Pledge for Democracy in full.