Gospel Ministry Among Asian Australians
As a second generation Australian whose parents migrated from China in the late 1980s, 2019 Summer Fellow Grace Lung grew up attending a Chinese Australian church. Since then, she has worked in pastoral ministry with students, young workers and women. Through these experiences, Grace discovered the dilemma that’s guided her research.
Q&A with Jen Logan, artist and founder of Fer “Creativity, Gospel Truth and the Dignity of Making Art”
Jen Logan—winner of ADM’s 2018 Annual Funding Event—founded and leads Fer, an arts organization in the UK that produces creative and theologically inspired projects reflecting the Christian narrative. Recently, Jen was in Sydney on a family visit but made time to speak about her work at ADM’s March Engage session alongside two other artists. We caught up with her to get more of her story, what’s inspired her, what art means to her and of course, what her favourite creative meal is.
Fellow in the Spotlight: Rev. Dr. Kirsten Birkett
2018 ADM Senior Research Fellow Rev. Dr. Kirsten Birkett’s research provides a theological understanding of happiness, and demonstrates how the Bible challenges assumptions made about the role of happiness in human life.
Strong Women Talking: Out of Abuse and into a Voice
Before Sono Leone, an indigenous woman in Queensland, turned 22 years old, she had experienced domestic violence not unlike what many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia have endured. In fact, indigenous women are 32 times more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence than non-Indigenous women, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. For Sono, though, experiencing abuse first-hand led her out of the darkness and into a relationship with Jesus.
ADM's Visiting Fellow Events Announced
This year's ADM Visiting Fellow is New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson and ADM has a group of fantastic events scheduled for her visit from 9 – 14 October.
Art, Culture and the Bible
It’s been an exciting month for our Creative Fellow, Jo Chew, as the first art exhibition in her Fellowship draws to a close this week. Jo shares about her Fellowship journey so far, and the experience of her ‘Numbering Stars’ exhibition …