Wangaratta's joyous welcome

Bishop John Parkes met us on the edge of town, then walked with us to town, just in time to participate in a school fare at the Cathedral.

Lindy, Chris and Anne joined us walking to Wang
We were wonderfully welcome by a group of friends at a cafe then Met Aunty Betty of the Pangarang people who welcome us into the Cathedral with a smoke ceremony. What a marvelous gift of welcome. We shared our stories and Fr. Kim convenes a panel with the Bishop, Jill (Director of Anglican in Wangaratta diocese), and a Uniting Church Minister, exploring how as a nation can show hospitality to strangers.



"And I wish you all the best for your future lives in this country, yourselves and your children, that in Australia your best hopes and aspiration for the future will be realised." MALCOLM FRASER, PRIME MINISTER 1975-1983:

"If we listen closely enough to the stories of others, an alternative story will emerge which will allow for the transformation to take place." Brueggemann?

"…nobody can change stories unless an alternative story is made richly available with great artistry, love, and boldness." Brueggemann?