Barrister and Human Rights Advocate, Jessie Taylor’s gave an outstanding address at the Opening of the Legal Year Service 2014 on 31 January at St David’s Cathedral, Hobart.
Jessie asked how the scriptural command to “act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8) should be applied to our thinking around asylum seekers.
Listen to Act justly love mercy. Note that due to technical difficulties there is a short drop out of a few seconds at the very beginning of her address.
Jessie also spoke at the Cathedral’s Friday Forum on the topic, ‘Not our problem?‘ – How and why civil society offers REFUGE to those in need.
Through developing a case study of people suffering persecution in their home country, Jessie engaged people in the decision making forced by tragedy upon asylum seekers. I found this to be both very informative and very distressing.
The audio of the Friday Forum, is here.