Soul Search, Dr Meredith Lake | ABC Radio National
What are the possibilities for a grounded spirituality, in the aftermath of colonisation? Indigenous theologian Garry Deverell has lived the search for a spirituality that connects land and body.
Garry joins Meredith Lake to discuss what some of the implications might be, even for non-Indigenous Australians.
And, we hear his reflections on the role of ritual, the possibility of reconciliation – and, his approach to decolonising theology.
Dr Garry Deverell is a Trawloolway man, connected to the north east of Tasmania. He is the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Indigenous Theologies at the University of Divinity in Melbourne, and the author of Gondwana theology: A Trawloolway man reflects on Christian faith.
This is part three of our series The Bigger Picture, where all through the month of September, Meredith Lake pans out for a wider view of how religion and spirituality affect our inner and outer worlds, featuring distinguished guests with big ideas.
Presenter: Meredith Lake
Producer: Mariam Chehab
Garry Deverell is the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Indigenous Theologies at the University of Divinity and a faculty member of NAIITS, an international learning community for the development and teaching of Indigenous theologies.