Experiments with Truth: Analysis

Why we held a sit-in over child detention ahead of Easter

Yesterday we were arrested in Julie Bishop’s office.

We are Christian leaders who peacefully refused to leave without an answer to a vital question.

The question is about little Roma. Roma is 11 years old. She has a wound on her arm that will not heal.

The wound on her heart may never heal.

According to Gillian Triggs at the Australian Human Rights Commission, Roma has only been to school for 10 days in the last eight months.

She is one of 1138 children currently held by the Australian government in indefinite detention.

Our deep concern for these children is grounded in our Christian faith.

How can we worship a refugee Jesus on Sunday and then not care about refugees on Monday?

You don’t need a doctorate in theology to see that’s a little hypocritical.


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