Roundup: Reconciliation, lobbyists, Wes Hartley, Wesley and the Jets, US ecumenism
It is time that, after years of exclusion and invisibility, the original inhabitants of this country are recognised as an essential part of this nation.
What happens behind closed doors, as politicians sit with the rent seekers, the special interests … the lobbyists?
While still unpacking boxes in his Mayfield house only a few hours before his induction, Wes Hartley showed his willingness to speak on public issues in his new patch.
During the Newcastle Jets’ victorious game against the Melbourne Heart in Round 21, the club hosted local welfare organisation, Wesley Mission. The Wesley Mission StreetSmart van was parked outside Hunter Stadium to promote youth outreach and support services, and Wesley Mission supporters, clients and volunteers were hosted in the Jets charity box.
Ecumenical witness can enhance a congregation’s vitality but too often local churches erect barriers to Christian unity.