Monday, October 03, 2011

The Spoken Word: The coming of Ailan Culture

The Coming of the Light festival marks the day the London Missionary Society first arrived in the Torres Strait. Many Torres Strait Islander people have embraced and integrated Christian beliefs into everyday life. Others have questioned the influence that Christianity, in its various forms, has had on the evolution of Torres Strait Islander culture.

What would have happened had the missionaries not arrived? Would songs, dances and spirituality be different today? Did the introduction of Christianity inhibit or enhance the culture?
 These questions and others will be explored in a community discussion.

Wed 19 Oct, 6pm–8pm
State Library of Queensland Auditorium 1, level 1

Free, bookings required, 3842 9061

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