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An Exploration of Practical Reconciliation

Power, Maria E. (2010) An Exploration of Practical Reconciliation. Doctor of Ministry Studies thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

The project takes specific interest in: a) the marginalized status of Australian peoples of Indigenous descent b) reconciliation and c) Practical Theology as a discipline respectfully committed to particularity of context and open to multidisciplinary dialogue for creation of healing, life-enhancing, transformative and liberating responses. The Indigenous Affairs policy of the Howard Federal Government known as ‘practical reconciliation’ is the critical partner in this project’s endeavour. It is analysed using the theological method of James and Evelyn Whitehead.
Emphasizing a gradually unfolding form of cross-cultural exchange used by an Indigenous group whose members identify themselves as Anangu, the content of the chapters seek to enter dimensions of multi-layered, complex, intercultural realities. Chapters I-III attend to the Whiteheads’ conversation partners of culture, tradition and experience to provide a springboard for correlation in Chapter IV followed by a set of recommendations. The work is a resource for potential fieldworkers and their managers.

Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Ministry Studies)
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: reconciliation, Indigenous Affairs, Practical Theology, Whiteheads’ model and method of ministry, trauma, resilience, cultural matching, Aboriginal ministry
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2010 01:05
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2013 23:08
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/522

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