Tag Archives: asylum seekers

A Stranger Kind of Love: Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis

Perhaps you might have some time to read through my recent article, published in Mosaic? “We are facing the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Above all, this is not just a crisis of numbers; it is also a … Continue reading

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“Ancient Laws and New Canadian Refugee Legislation: An article with “Refuge” journal.

May I please share with you my article just published with Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, titled: ”Ancient Laws and New Canadian Refugee Legislation: Evaluating Bill C-31 in Light of the Book of Deuteronomy“. Refuge is a prestigious academic journal … Continue reading

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Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #5: A positive policy solution

Critiquing Government policies is easy; finding positive solutions is more difficult. Yet positive solutions to Australian asylum seeker issues have been recommended by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for years, centring on regional collaboration. The Bali Process, … Continue reading

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You might like to read my article, ‘Loving the Stranger in Our Midst’

You might like to read my article, ‘Loving the Stranger in Our Midst’, published online by the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX). It offers a biblical critique of Australian asylum seeker policy. Would you please considering ‘sharing’ the article (from … Continue reading

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Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #4: Australia is not pulling its weight in refugee settlement.

Here is the fourth in a series of blogs responding to Rudd’s new asylum seeker policy. A critique from scripture follows a critical discussion of Australian policy. Rudd’s new policy is accompanied by a rise in his popularity. Why? A … Continue reading

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Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #3: PNG is violent and dangerous—Rudd’s policy is harsh and selfish.

The intention to send all asylum seekers to PNG convinces me that the new policy is motivated by selfish national interest, and desperation for political popularity. This blog is the third in a series of blogs that seek to explain … Continue reading

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Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #1: Disingenuous Rhetoric

Over the next couple of weeks I will blog regularly on Australian refugee policy, in order to explain how it works, and to offer scrutiny in light of scripture. These blogs are prompted by the Rudd Government’s recent decision to … Continue reading

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