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Sunday, July 13th, 2014 | Author:


Gosh, it’s taken me a long time to post this, but here it is…

Below is a link to the video of a public forum I had the pleasure of chairing this February. Jointly organised by RAC (the Refugee Action Committee) and the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, the forum was titled ‘Refugees: What would Jesus do? What should we do?’ The eloquent speakers included leaders from the Anglican, Catholic, Uniting and Baptist churches as well as RAC’s very own Eileen O’Brien, who gave a wonderfully inspiring speech about why our country’s senior citizens need to lead the debate on refugees.

Here is a full list of the speakers:

  • Bishop Stephen Pickard, Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture
  • Reverend Myung Hwa Park, Moderator Elect, Uniting Church Synod of NSW & ACT
  • Monsignor John Woods, Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn
  • Reverend Chris Turner, Senior Minister, Canberra Baptist Church
  • Eileen O’Brien, Refugee Action Committee, Canberra.

Overall the night was a great success for the refugee rights movement, with the hall so packed we needed to open the folding doors and set up more chairs outside. A huge thanks to all who attended.

Click here to watch a video of the forum.

Click here for text versions of the speeches.