We wanted to go beyond “Is it legal?” to “Would God be pleased with my decisions?” Brisbane has returned to the everyday as 3,000 media, 6,000 policemen and 20 world leaders exit. I was lucky enough to hear David Cameron and Tony Abbott at their press conferences and saw the Obama motorcade leave the conference. … Continue reading What EXPOSED has achieved
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What do we really want the G20 to do?
Saturday - 1st day of the Summit My last blog was mainly images, this one mainly words but they're good, so bear with me. EXPOSED has always been about a call to churches, business and government to model integrity and transparency, that goes beyond "Is it legal?" to "Would God be pleased with my decisions?" … Continue reading What do we really want the G20 to do?
G20 in pictures
November 13th and the helicopters are buzzing, the police are swarming and Brisbane is waiting to be stung by motorcades and searches. That's the media view. Here are some images from the last 2 days that tell my G20 story. C20. Buzz words: inclusive development Selfies. Buzz words: Shine the light Kms of fencing. Buzz word: security … Continue reading G20 in pictures
Shape business for God and good
Yesterday was a great day at City Hall in the heart of Brisbane. An unusual bunch gathered - business people with a wide range of experience; academics, pastors, lawyers, policy analysts and G20 watchers. We had a couple of things in common: a desire to encourage the best standards … Continue reading Shape business for God and good
G20 events underway – it’s good to be in the public square
November 9th Micah Challenge actions at the G20 have got off to a great start. Reddacliffe Sq at the end of Queen St Mall became a mock tax haven, the world's biggest mock tax haven in fact! Because it was actually the first G20 'protest' … Continue reading G20 events underway – it’s good to be in the public square
Tax scandals show why we should speak out
November 6th A few days ago, Brisbane Airport banned a billboard that it deemed 'too political' because it referred to tax evasion's dirty money. (The photo shows the offensive advert being held by Maggie Murphy from Transparency International) Why is that controversial when billboards promoting rampant consumerism or sexual innuendo are deemed acceptable? And why … Continue reading Tax scandals show why we should speak out
Going to Brisbane
October 20th I’m off to Australia this weekend to prepare for EXPOSED, #shinethelight events in Brisbane. Lots of things on the to-do list: 1. Arrange meeting with the Treasurer to present Global Call signatures, shinethelight selfies and the Open Letter. Together, these actions represent half a billion people! Which is amazing. 2. Get lots of … Continue reading Going to Brisbane