In this Know your Rights series 3 - Anti-Poverty week , our host Dan Cox, Broadcast Journalist with the ABC based in Newcastle Australia, will be speaking with three eminent Australians regarding Poverty in Australia, and what actions we can take to reduce poverty in our society and communities. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Elder Laurie Perry will provide some insights regarding how First Nations peoples are experiencing Poverty; Emma Dawson will expand our understanding of gendered poverty; and Father Rod Bower will walk with us along roads to reducing poverty and building connection.
In this episode we speak with Father Rod Bower.
Rod Bower is an Anglican priest, the rector of Gosford, where he has served for more than 20 years. He’s also Archdeacon for Justice Ministries and Chaplaincy in the Diocese of Newcastle. He’s an ambassador for the Refugee Council of Australia and serves on the board of Samaritans. Father Rod is a passionate advocate for a number of social justice and human rights issues. He uses his massive social media following, as well as the infamous roadside sign out the front of his church, to raise questions, spark debate, promote love. He’s married to Kerry, who is also a passionate advocate for asylum seekers. They have two children and four grandchildren. His memoir is called, ‘Outspoken’
This is a Newcastle Libraries REAL production.