Dadirri, “deep listening” that the Aboriginal people offer to the Church

Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-BaumannSydney (Agenzia Fides) – In the Aboriginal communities in Australia, every assembly, meeting, ecclesial gathering is lived starting from a style of relationship with others which is typical of the Aboriginal culture: the spirit of “dadirri” (which means “deep listening”). This attitude, which characterizes the relationship with any other person, allows assemblies to proceed fruitfully, is the basis of “walking together” and represents a trait of synodality which has always been lived in these communities.

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