To Mr Drum, I am writing to you this evening regarding Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement today that any Asylum Seeker who arrived by boat after mid-2013 would be permanently … Continue readingLetter to Mr Damian Drum, Federal Member for Murray
In Australia, Asylum Seekers has been a major, divisive issue for a long time. Just recently, following a High Court appeal, Churches around Australia are offering sancturary to Asylum Seekers … Continue readingPrayer for Asylum Seekers
It’s December 1st, 1955. A sensibly dressed woman in her forties gets on a bus in the early evening. Despite having spent all day bent over an ironing board in … Continue readingPower to the Powerless
As I viewed the multitude of Happy New Year posts, and posts reflecting on our years, I noticed a bit of a trend. A lot of people were commenting on … Continue readingHappy New Year?
This is part five and the final part in my Vision and Mission sermons at The Salvation Army Devonport. View all of the sermons here. The reading for today was Luke … Continue readingReforming Society (Vision and Mission Part 5)
Our God, Our God, we have hit a low point in our nation. In our fear, we have put people in situations where they have faced the very thing they … Continue readingLament for Manus
Dear Mr Abbott, Firstly, congratulations on being elected our latest national leader. You ran a very professional campaign, and defeated an opposition who was trying hard not to implode, whilst … Continue readingAn open letter to our new Prime Minister
A couple of nights ago, I attended an event that looked at the issue of asylum seekers, and where to now. The event was very well attended – they were … Continue readingWhat now for asylum seekers?
In the little sung second verse of the Australian National Anthem, we find the words, For those who come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share. However, despite this … Continue readingAdvance Australia Fair? (part 3)
There’s lots of talk at the moment about Asylum Seekers, as both political parties released policies to “stop the boats” of asylum seekers, and how they are treated. Both of … Continue readingA call for a humane Asylum Seeker Policy