Evangelicals standing up to the culture over the treatment of our indigenous peoples.
As Australia Day gets closer, we evaluate the history of Australian Christianity’s interaction with Indigenous people.
From Mary Bennett in the 1930s to William Cooper and more recently Kevin Rudd's apology in 2008, we will discuss the impact of the gospel on interactions between indigenous Australians and Christian mission.
Historians Stuart Piggin and Robert Linder have just released a major new book Attending to the National Soul, Evangelical Christians in Australian history 1914-2014.
Stuart Piggin joins us for a frank discussion on:
* Black Armbands vs Whitewashed views of history
* Missionary response to the massacres
* The Christian roots of NAIDOC Week and Australia Day.
* Missionary complacency in removing aboriginal children from their mothers
* The evangelical influence behind Kevin Rudd’s apology
Late in the discussion there is a reference to Dominic Steele's father Jeremy Steele's work on indigenous languages. His website Aboriginal languages of Australia is here.
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