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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 16 weeks 6 days 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 19 weeks 6 days 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 22 weeks 5 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 33 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 5 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...