Sunday 16 December 2018
Meet two young “truth-tellers” challenging the status quo.
Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is a campaigner for the rights of Aboriginal women and children, and an elected member of Alice Springs Town Council.
She believes aspects of Aboriginal culture need to reform, because they can contribute to violence towards women and girls – like the practice of girls being ‘promised to men’.
The singer-songwriter also tells Rachael why she thinks the date of Australia Day should remain as it is, and why backlash won’t change her views.
And, we hear from Dr John Dickson, from the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX).
The ordained Anglican minister tells Rachael why CPX was formed, and why he’s so interested in a “generous, thoughtful Christianity” that answers any questions the public has toward the faith.
The former musician’s love of history has made him acutely aware of the highs and lows of Christianity, which was explored in CPX’s recent documentary ‘For the Love of God: How the Church is far better and far worse than you ever imagined”.
Religion needs tough love
Presenter: Rachael Kohn
Producers: Rachael Kohn, Mariam Chehab
Executive Producer: Joe Gelonesi
Duration: 54:06 minutes
Think, Wait, Think, by Raymond Zeiters, from ‘Investigations, Crime-solvers and Mysteries’
Cry, by Jacinta Price, from ‘Dry River’
Thank you, by Jacinta Price, from ‘Dry River’
Another Way, by Jacinta Price, from ‘Dry River’
Lone Hand, by John Dickson, from ‘Maranooka’
We Are Warlpiri, by Red Sand Culture, InCite Youth Arts and Mt Theo Program
In Your Light, by Marshall Smith, from ‘TV Documentary Underscores’
This was originally posted on the ABC website