My thanks has been going out this week to all those who are keeping light alive in the face of the darkness of the abuse of refugees and asylum seekers across the world. I am grateful to so many fellow Christians and others of goodwill who are questioning what is going on and saying, in particular, 'not in our own name' to the continuing callous cocktail of our damaging national policies. Together with other members of our parish, it was good to be part of the Toowoomba candle vigil last weekend as we remembered the death of Reza Berati, murdered on Manus Island when in the enforced care of the Australian Government. It was a small step of solidarity but one on which to build. How, in Toowoomba, can we truly be a self-proclaimed 'Refugee Welcome Zone' city when our nation as a whole is not?
Jo Inkpin is an Anglican priest serving as Minister of Pitt St Uniting Church in Sydney, a trans woman, theologian & justice activist. These are some of my reflections on life, spirit, and the search for peace, justice & sustainable creation.