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National Aboriginal Bishop

Bishop Chris McLeod

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The Right Rev’d Chris McLeod is National Aboriginal Bishop. He is of Gurindji descent and has been involved in ministry among and beside Aboriginal people in Anglican orders for more than 20 years.

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Justice & Advocacy Bishop Chris McLeod Justice & Advocacy

National Anglican Aboriginal Bishop writes about the Voice referendum

“The ability to hear the small voice is something that was at the heart of the ministry of Jesus. The ignored and marginalised found someone who listened to them. There are numerous occasions when Jesus stopped to listen. Jesus’ acts of recognition are often set in contrast to those who could neither hear what was being said or see the people who were speaking,” says Bishop Chris McLeod

Features Bishop Chris McLeod Features

Solidarity – in praise of ‘wokeness’

“Solidarity is about a journey into seeing how the world looks to those who are oppressed, and seeking to walk alongside those who are trying to shape the world into a place of equality and justice. Those who stand in solidarity seek to learn from those they walk alongside, and they are also challenged to see what role they also play in the oppression of others. This is as true for me as it is for others,” says National Aboriginal Bishop and Gurindji man Chris McLeod

Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Company dancers at the Saturday 6 June 'Black Lives Matter' rally in Brisbane, which opened with prayers by Yuggera leader Aunty Kerry Charlton, with Birrigubba Juru man Pastor Lionel Henaway also leading those who gathered in prayer

Black Lives Matter!

“Systemic racism operates at the deepest levels of our society. Systemic racism, or institutional racism, by another name, refers to how ‘white superiority’ functions as the norm. It is the lens by which we see all things. It shapes the political system, police force, the educational system, legal system, employment practices, and, yes, even our Church,” says Gurindji man and National Aboriginal Bishop Chris McLeod