'For a Change' articles

These articles first appeared in the magazine 'For A Change' - www.forachange.net

Sunday, 01 August, 1999

The Pope believes that the Church's 'culture of remembrance' can save the media culture of transitory news from becoming a forgetfulness which corrodes hope.

Tuesday, 01 June, 1999

Many African Americans will tell you that Portland and Oregon are the most racist communities they have ever been in, and most can cite racist hurdles and language they have encountered.

Monday, 01 March, 1999

When her husband Medgar was killed, Myrlie Evers-Williams realized, she says, that it's not what happens to you that matters; it's how you deal with it.

Monday, 01 February, 1999

Nobody said that healing history or treading the path of forgiveness would be easy.

Thursday, 01 October, 1998

One doesn't have to tread far into the minefield of race relations to know that acknowledgement of and healing for the past are still appropriate.

Saturday, 01 August, 1998

I was present on Sorry Day in the Anglican cathedral in Perth when leaders of all the churches read out their denomination's apologies for the 'removals'. The Moderator of the Uniting Church, the Rev John Dunn, added his personal apology for 'my participation in taking the children'.

Monday, 01 June, 1998

'Over the coming decades, our country's ethnic and racial diversity will continue to expand dramatically. Will those differences divide us, or will they be our greatest strength? The answer depends on what we are willing to do together.'

Wednesday, 01 April, 1998

Healing is a community effort

Sunday, 01 February, 1998

See friends before they've had time to get their pictures developed

Monday, 01 December, 1997

Our present way of life is not viable