Norman & Barbara Miller

About Norman & 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.
 
Norman is an Aboriginal artist with his own gallery. He is of the Jirrbal, Bar-Barrum and Tableland Yidinji peoples of north Queensland. His book “Reef and Rainforest” won third prize in the IPPY awards in Chicago in 2016 for multicultural non-fiction. Norman has campaigned for recognition of Indigenous people in the Constitution, and handed the “Miller Boomerang Petition” to Federal Parliament in 2013 and 2016, which collected over 5,000 signatures.

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.”
8 07, 2021

Anti-Euthanasia: Listening to the Voice of First Nations Peoples

By |2021-07-08T18:41:26+10:00July 8th, 2021|Australia, Euthanasia, Indigenous|0 Comments

Munganbana Norman Miller, Convenor of the Voice of First Nations Peoples Against Euthanasia, said from Cairns today: “We need to protect our elders, First Nations and others, from the Queensland government’s plans to legalise euthanasia in the form of Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation, and I ...read more

24 05, 2021

Anti-Euthanasia: Listening to the Voice of First Nations Peoples

By |2021-05-24T19:46:56+10:00May 24th, 2021|Australia, Indigenous, Life|2 Comments

Munganbana Norman Miller, Convenor of the Voice of First Nations Peoples Against Euthanasia, said from Cairns today that “All lives matter and Black Lives Matter.” He said, “Because the Queensland government will be introducing Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation into parliament this week, we have to ...read more

27 02, 2020

Centre for International Reconciliation and Peace Presents Symbol of Religious Freedom

By |2020-02-29T19:25:05+11:00February 27th, 2020|Australia, Authors, Faith, Freedom, Indigenous|0 Comments

Two days ago, Pastor Norman Miller, whose Aboriginal name is Munganbana, presented a giant boomerang supporting religious freedom and freedom of speech to Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells at Parliament House at 3:15 p.m. Australia needs a Religious Discrimination Act to provide greater protection to people of ...read more

26 02, 2020

Lost Boys Prayer Campaign Week 1: First Things First – Indigenous Youth

By |2021-01-23T21:37:00+11:00February 26th, 2020|Australia, Authors, Children, Family, Gender, Indigenous, Prayer|0 Comments

Editor’s Note: The Canberra Declaration team is supporting the 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting Call for the Lost Boys from Wednesday 26 February – 5 April 2020, initiated by Youth for Christ Australia. We commend this prayer call to you, for your consideration and ...read more

17 01, 2020

Call to Indigenous Christian Leaders & Others – Australia Day Prayer 25-27 Jan 2020

By |2020-01-17T00:49:09+11:00January 17th, 2020|Australia, Authors, Indigenous, Leadership, Prayer|3 Comments

INDIGENOUS CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO AUSTRALIA DAY & 250th ANNIVERSARY OF CAPTAIN COOK’S LANDING ON OUR EAST COAST FROM SURVIVAL TO REVIVAL & FROM INVASION TO TRANSFORMATION On the 150th anniversary of Australia Day on January 26, 1938, Aboriginal Christian leaders such as William Cooper, Bill ...read more