As we move from Refugee Week to NAIDOC week, it’s fitting that we listen to Academics Mark Brett and Naomi Wolfe as they explore the roles of guest and host in the Australian context. This piece is an edited excerpt from a NAIITS Conference paper. The full paper will be published in the NAIITS Journal later in the year.
We must NEVER forget International Refugee Law was written in response to the world saying "Nope, nope, nope" to European Jews. As Heschel reminds us, "Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself." Let's pray our nation will not be numb to the cries of the "the least of these". May our hearts respond to God -camouflaged as the vulnerable- with, "Yes, yes, yes."