Inclusion

“Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?”

Desmond Tutu

May 30, 2016
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Creating an Inclusive Society – Tolerance vs. Acceptance

Tolerance is defined by Dictionary.com as “a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry”.  Acceptance is […]
May 10, 2016

Mental Health, Housing, Homelessness and Incarceration

Historically, state-run mental health facilities have been the mainstay of caring for people with serious mental illnesses, the reality was a lot of people ‘lived’ in those institutions for many […]
May 2, 2016
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Closing Graylands Hospital is a step in the right direction

The WA government has announced plans to close Graylands Hospital within 10 years. This decision has been a long time coming and will be welcomed by many in the community. […]
April 20, 2016
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The largest institutional provider of mental health services in Western Australia is the WA prison system

It is impossible to overstate the significance of mental health issues to the justice system. By mental health issues I mean mental illness and cognitive or intellectual disability. I will use “mental health […]
April 8, 2016
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Radical Hospitality and the Other

Today’s culture is increasingly hostile and suspicious toward anyone who appears to be different. But deep within the thinking of Christianity lays a remedy to hatred, fear, and suspicion – […]
April 4, 2016
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On White Privilege and Racism in Australia: black theology challenges everything

I have spent many years talking, thinking and writing about racism, social justice and inclusion. but I had not realized just how deeply rooted racism is in Australia until I […]

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter"

Martin Luther King Jr