What we believe

Bunjil
Bunjil

Today’s grandparent/senior generation is the first to hand on to our children a planet worse off than we have enjoyed. We urgently need to re-think our values and the way we live. We recognize the deep and rising concern about the loss of biodiversity on the planet and the urgent need to protect and restore natural habitat.

 

We recognize too the profound detrimental effect that global warming has and will continue to have on vulnerable communities in poor countries. It is our belief that the problem of harmful human impact on the earth results from an inadequate view of human identity as rulers of Earth, rather than dependent creatures of a Creator spirit.

 

Intrinsic to our GRAND STAND philosophy is the importance and place of indigenous spirituality. We believe that the gift of Aboriginal relationship with the land is essential in raising our awareness and sensitivity to the suffering of Earth and its peoples. It too, enhances our understanding of the ‘sacred’ in exploring human identity and our sense of belonging/disconnection to Earth.

 

"The universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects." Thomas Berry