26 09, 2020

The 2020 Archibald is a Self-Portrait of Systemic Racism

By |2020-09-26T15:22:16+10:00September 26th, 2020|Australia, Fairness & Justice, Identity Politics, Indigenous|2 Comments

In a year of ongoing global protests involving Black Lives Matter™, any artwork addressing racial inequality was always going to be popular. But the fact that Vincent Namatjira’s piece has won the 2020 Archibald Art Prize is ironically, a self-portrait of the systemic racism currently more

14 09, 2020

Towards Unity

By |2020-09-14T10:49:11+10:00September 14th, 2020|Australia, Faith, Indigenous, Prayer|0 Comments

As we come together to pray later this month at the National Solemn Assembly, I am not so much looking to place petitions before the Lord, but for the Holy Spirit to renew our minds, to guide our thinking for action in the current challenges. more

11 09, 2020

Towards Reconciliation

By |2020-09-09T20:49:57+10:00September 11th, 2020|Australia, Indigenous|0 Comments

The conversation between indigenous and non-indigenous Christians is underscored by appeals for reconciliation. But nobody is telling us what reconciliation looks likes -- what exactly everybody wants as an outcome. Maybe we should be reconciled with each other in God’s way and with God’s result. more

16 06, 2020

Systemic Welfare is the Major Issue in Indigenous Disadvantage

By |2020-06-16T12:14:18+10:00June 16th, 2020|Australia, Fairness & Justice, Identity Politics, Indigenous|0 Comments

An aunty from northern Queensland rang me recently with great excitement. A politician from the Solomon Islands was funding research into identifying those who had been brought over to Australia historically as slaves. As I already knew, our family was part of that tragic tradition. more

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