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Time We Started Listening


Theological Questions Put to Us by Recent Indigenous Writing

By Duncan Reid

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‘Duncan Reid is someone I call brother. He always invites me to speak to his classes; he is a person who shows respect for our culture and history.’
Murrundindi, Wurundjeri Ngurungaeta (Head man of the Wurundjeri Clan of Melbourne)

‘Duncan Reid tackles a mammoth but urgent task, the task of reimagining our ways of seeing in and through the eyes of the other. This is a task First Nations People have become adept at in the intersection between Aboriginality and the European way of seeing. Reid challenges us each to move out of our siloed thinking and be as expansive as the Australian continent in our engagement with the Great Creator Spirit who is indigenous to this place. Please read and digest.’
Revd Glenn Loughrey MA, Wiradjuri, author, artist, Anglican Priest and Blackfella’s Youngfella

‘In an age where so much public discourse is characterised by loud voices and polarisation Duncan Reid’s invitation to a deep listening to some indigenous voices comes as a much-needed alternative. More than ever we need to move beyond debate to dialogue real conversation where relationships are deepened rather than fractured. With sensitivity and humility Reid invites us to enter into real dialogue with the oldest human culture, to befriend our own stories and to understand the country on which we walk. It is indeed time we started listening and this small book is a valuable contribution to the dialogue that is so important
if we are to know true reconciliation.’
Rt Revd Jeremy Greaves, Bishop for the Northern Region, Anglican Diocese of Brisbane

Rev Dr Duncan Reid is head of Religious Education at Camberwell Girls Grammar School in Melbourne, an adjunct lecturer at Trinity College Theological School Melbourne, and a member of the Network for Religion and Social Policy (RASP) and honorary research associate at the University of Divinity.