Faith, culture and enterprise!
An Inspiring Vision
A 20m high cross is to be built on a mountain adjacent to a place of gathering that celebrates the role of Aboriginal evangelists who worked over a hundred years ago to share the Christian faith which today remains a major part of life in this community.
Memory Mountain just under three hours west of Alice Springs and this is a unique project combing faith, culture and social enterprise.
The vision of the Ikuntji people is to share their faith with the world through this inspiring project and to link it with a viable social enterprise that will transform their community. They'd love you to be part of this story, to visit and experience their country and their culture.
Completion of the cross together with some sensitive and appropriate investment in tourism, camping, site management and digital media, will bring great opportunities for the community and see their culture and a message of hope shared with the world.
Today the company is working with stakeholders in the community and Northern Territory to make this a reality.
A Social Enterprise
Memory Mountain Limited has been established as a not-for-profit “social enterprise” to enable benefit from this project to flow to the Ikuntji community and not to for-profit investors.
The cross will attract visitors from around the world, create new tourism and visitor opportunities, provide a place for gatherings and, importantly, provide real and sustainable employment for local people.
All financial surpluses from Memory Mountain Limited will go back to the community. These funds will be used to provide training, to improve housing and to overcome dependence on government handouts. The majority of the board are local elders and Traditional Owners.
This is an exciting time as the Cross nears completion and plans are made to enable this place to welcome you to this amazing inspiring country and learn more about this story.
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Welcome to this land.