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Religion needs tough love

Religion needs tough love

Radio National

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”.

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




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