16 August 2020

16 Aug 2020 by Curated by Sue McK in: Read, Watch, Listen and BLOG

- The Conversation: Charles Perkins and his contemporaries continue to inspire generations of Aboriginal people to take their rightful place in the future of this country, and their legacy is present in the continued calls for recognition of Aboriginal peoples’ dignity and self-determination. This 3-min piece gives important context for the work of Common Grace and other groups.

 - Nuclear Weapons: Did you know that Australia has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons? Our federal representatives refused to participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption. This Interfaith Open Letter in support of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was recently sent to the Prime Minister.

 - Shouting at Jesus: "I understand what it is like to get the crumbs precisely because I am a woman and like this woman, I have spent a lot of time in a world where women are expected to be content with less." How do we unpack the story of the Canaanite woman?

- Can a Christian be a Climate Activist? Read this 2-min blog by Shilpita Matthews of the UK, who asks whether global poverty alleviation might not be a bigger priority.