Barbara Miller

Together with her husband Norman, Barbara planted the Tabernacle of David, a church in Cairns in 1996. A year later, Barbara and Norman also founded the parachurch Centre for International Reconciliation and Peace. Barbara and Norman helped launch the Canberra Declaration and the National Day of Prayer and Fasting. They have also led a number of prayer events for Australia Day and conferences in many Australian cities.

Barbara is also the author of several books, most of them on Australian history and biography, including one about a 100-year-old Holocaust survivor. Barbara was a finalist in the main prize of the Queensland Literary Awards 2018 for her memoir “White Woman Black Heart: Journey Home to Old Mapoon, a Memoir.”

Articles by Barbara Miller

  • 3 July 2021

    4.4 MINS

    Father of NAIDOC William Cooper is the father of NAIDOC. The National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee came about because a committed Aboriginal Christian named William Cooper persuaded the churches to institute Aboriginal Sunday, which later became Aborigines Day, a secular observance, and later [...]

  • 4 June 2021

    1.2 MINS

    An explosive new book is out for Reconciliation Week. It is called Secrets and Lies: The Shocking Truth of Recent Australian Aboriginal History, A Memoir. It covers the period from 1975 to 2021. While First Nations people are asking for a Voice and Truth Telling, [...]

  • 1 June 2021

    8.7 MINS

    Extract from new book Secrets and Lies: The Shocking Truth of Recent Australian Aboriginal History, A Memoir. ~ Reconciliation Week is commemorated from May 27 to June 3, from Recognition Day to Mabo Day. However, I think it should be an eight-day week starting on [...]

  • 23 October 2020

    3.5 MINS

    Intention We should not destroy what God has created and given life to. He is Life. Scripture See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to [...]

  • 22 July 2020

    16.6 MINS

    Acts 17:26 tells us, “From one man He made every nation of men that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” God also sets in place authorities in the land, [...]

  • 20 March 2020

    15.9 MINS

    Pandemic, pangolin, pandemonium, panic, Pan. What do all these have in common – a false god called Pan who creates panic. But let’s come back to that. When there is a crisis, before praying, we need to ask ourselves if this comes from God or [...]

  • 22 January 2020

    9.6 MINS

    INVITE: JOIN US FOR AUSTRALIA DAY PRAYER CANBERRA 25-27 JAN 20 Registration forms for Australia Day Prayer are available at Australia as a nation is used to extreme weather conditions of fire, drought, flood and cyclones. In fact, wildfires are a natural part of [...]

  • 2 September 2019

    2.2 MINS

    FREE BOOK FOR CANBERRA DECLARATION READERS: FREE TILL 5PM WED AEST. DOWNLOAD EBOOK FROM AMAZON. ~~~ I have launched my book White Australia Has A Black History: William Cooper and First Nations Peoples' Political Activism. Grab it while it’s free, and write a review on [...]

  • 28 May 2019

    7.2 MINS

    by Ps Barbara Miller, Centre for International Reconciliation and Peace, Cairns. The press has been heralding the result of the recent federal elections in Australia as a “miracle” and “Lazarus 11,”and Prime Minister Scott Morrison as the “Messiah from the Shire.” It was certainly a [...]