Escape From West Papua
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About "Escape From West Papua"
What would drive 43 refugees to set out from West Papua in a traditional canoe across stormy Torres Strait to reach Australia? Only desperation. This book is their story. It tells their dramatic tale why they left, how they survived at sea, and how their faith sustained them. It also recounts the rift in AustralianIndonesian relations that arose when they received refugee status in Australia and voices their hopes and dreams of an independent West Papua nation
Meet the Author
The Rev Alan Nichols is the newly appointed Interim and part-time Director of the Centre for Applied Christian Ethics at Ridley College, Melbourne. He has had a long history of involvement in ethics. A journalist by original training, he was secretary of the General Synod Social Responsibilities Commission for a decade, chair of the Melbourne diocesan social questions committee, and has sat on many government committeeson public policy. He is Deputy Chair of the Board of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, and is a member of the Ethics Panel of the Infertility Treatment Authority. Among his recent books are Life and Death Decisions (Acorn, 1997) and Media Ethics (Acorn,2003), the latter with Jane Hendtlass.