“A couple of years back while working with Aboriginal activist Uncle Kevin Buzzcott, he said to me, ‘When are white fellas goin’ to realize that you’re all ‘boatpeople’!?! If you are not going to let them [refugees] in, us black fellas should send you all home!’ Ha! What Uncle Kev’s humour calls us all to is the important work of healing our past that we may welcome our future.
As a Christian, there can be no question for me that our future lies in how we respond to the most vulnerable, to ‘the least of these’, to refugees. So lets throw our arms out wide in welcome.”