Pilgrimage in threatened forest ecosystems of Gumbaynggirr Country (Mid North Coast NSW).

All are welcome to attend.

Goals for the weekend:

  • Support the work of forest friends groups to protect areas proposed for the Great Koala National Park (GKNP) that are under threat of imminent logging.
  • Increase awareness among Christians of the importance of achieving the maximum possible protection of forests for the GKNP, and encourage their involvement in efforts to do so, as well as in advocacy for ending native forest logging more broadly.
  • Foster friendship between Forest Advocacy Ministry participants and forest friends.
  • Provide opportunities for spiritual connection with the earth/Earth, focusing on forests and water.
  • Invite participants to experience and reflect on ministry in the context of the destruction of forests and community efforts to protect them.

We plan a Welcome to Country and yarning, time with forest friends, a day pilgrimage through threatened forest, a public event drawing attention to the plight of the forests and those who are working to protect them, a community gathering at Gleniffer Church, shared meals and more.

Accommodation will be camping, with people welcome to organise their own alternative if camping doesn’t suit.

This event is organised by the Forest Advocacy Ministry. More information and a registration link coming soon.