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Jarrod McKenna

Jarrod McKenna is amazed by grace. A peace award winning nonviolence trainer and activist, Jarrod is now World Vision Australia’s National Advisor on Faith & Activism and a teaching Pastor at Westcity Church. Jarrod with his amazing wife and son Teresa and Tyson, are three of 20 people living at First Home Project ; an innovative community welcoming, housing and empowering refugees. Follow him on twitter here.

Blog Posts by Jarrod McKenna

Posted by Father Chris Bedding, Peter Barney, Jarrod McKenna 18 weeks 1 day ago
On Monday a nun was arrested here in Australia. That’s right, a nun. She was one of a crowd of Christian leaders who engaged in nonviolent sit-ins at the electorate offices of Bill Shorten and Tony...
Posted by Jarrod McKenna 21 weeks 18 hours ago
Oh, Sarah Palin.So you’ve most likely heard Sarah Palin used baptism as a metaphor for waterboarding terrorists. (I mean I heard and I’m in Australia!) I found out when fellow neo-Anabaptist Tyler...
Posted by Jarrod McKenna 23 weeks 6 days ago
Here’s a crash course to understand what’s happening in Australia with refugees and the politics of Jesus.Imagine for a moment that in the lead up to the next U.S. elections, a political party...
Posted by Jarrod McKenna 1 year 35 weeks ago
If the latest Billboard album chart is anything to go by, the answer to Victor Hugo’s question “Do you hear the people sing”? is a resounding “Yes!” as the soundtrack to the latest film adaption of...
Posted by Jarrod McKenna 2 years 6 weeks ago
In the Australian city where I live, there is a housing crisis.Only 2 percent of rental properties are vacant. The mining boom has seen a huge increase in the number of renters and this...