Category Archives: Social Justice

#Unity4J Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange

It was my privilege to be the final guest on this 36-hour online vigil for Julian Assange on July 9th, 2018. Be warned though, every one of the 36 guests shared for one hour each, so you might want to … Continue reading

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Signing & Delivering Open Letter regards Julian Assange to the Australian Government

On Tuesday July 3rd. 2018, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, born in Townsville Queensland Australia, turned 47! Julian has been detained without charge in England, on behest of the U.S. government since he was 39!  In that time Julian was jailed … Continue reading

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Zionism and Biblical prophecy

The ideology of Zionism, which provided the philosophical underpinning for the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, was not initially a religious movement. Whether or not Theodor Herzl was an Atheist, his writings display no interest in religion, … Continue reading

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The danger of Anti-Semitism

I want to thank the organisers of today’s event for privileging me with an invitation to address you. At the same time though, a part of me wants to say ‘thanks for nothing’ as you guys must know that by … Continue reading

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Christianity and Politics

The relationship between the Christian faith and politics is not an easy topic for discussion, especially if we take our starting point from the Christian Scriptures – the New Testament. Whereas both the other ‘religions of the book’ (Judaism and … Continue reading

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The Men of Manus Island – a debrief of my recent visit

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him” (Matthew 25:31-32) Here we find ourselves at … Continue reading

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Father Dave and Pastor Jarrod on Manus Island

The following press release is courtesy of GetUp! Religious leaders secretly travel to Manus Island Detention Camp, condemn Australian government inaction MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday, November 23 2017 Australian Christian leaders Pastor Jarrod McKenna and Anglican Parish Priest Father Dave Smith … Continue reading

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The 2017 Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran

Hurstville City Council Civic Theatre, February 11th, 2017 It is a privilege to be with you once again to commemorate this, the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, and I appreciate that we meet at a time of … Continue reading

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Talking about Mordechai Vanunu on the set of Hamghesse

In August 2016 I had the privilege to travelling to Iran to be featured in an episode of ‘Hamghesse’ (which means ‘stories’ in Farsi). You can read my reflections on the trip as a whole in my blog (here). What … Continue reading

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