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61: God and the ALP

EPISODE: 61

God and the ALP

with Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit

It is often assumed that Christianity is aligned with politics on the right – by those outside and within the church. So Michael and Megan thought it’s time you met the Christian Left.

Last season the With All Due Respect team brought you an interview with a Christian Liberal and former Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. So Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit thought it would be good to speak to a Christian Labor politician, Senator Deborah O’Neill.

Senator O’Neil is a Labor senator for New South Wales who has been a politician since 2010, first as an MP in the Australian parliament and then as a senator.  She is currently Vice President of the New South Wales Labor Party, a position she has held since 2011. She is also a committed Catholic.

The WADR team then discusses the question of whether Christians have to be conservative, before reviewing a recent film based on the memoir of Christian social justice activist Bryan Stevenson.

WHAT IS WITH ALL DUE RESPECT?

Less aggro, more conversation.

Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it.

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