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The important and humbling work of doing diversity

  • Growing up in suburban Sydney, I broke bread with all kinds.

The dismantling of the White Australia policy in the 1960s and 1970s had allowed my parents to bring me from South Africa, aspire to belong and buy a house on a quarter acre block.

  • Toni Hassan
  • Brisbane Times

My father started a business. Schooled in Islam, he ensured we never ate pork.

Uxe 5eI went to a public school alongside Aboriginal, Slavic, Italian, Greek and Malay students, as well as Anglos.

Embracing the Jesus story, I found mentors in a diverse and welcoming community in Anglican and Baptist churches while still connected to my Muslim family.

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