Dr Nora Amath, Humanitarian and 2017 State Finalist for Australian of the Year. Dr Amath was born in Vietnam and belongs to the Muslim minority Cham people. Nora and her family fled their homeland when she was just four, after facing persecution from the communist regime.
Finding refuge in the US and later settling in Australia, Dr Amath has become an internationally-respected expert in Islamic studies. She is passionate about human rights and drawing on her academic insight to share stories of the Muslim world and to enhance interfaith understanding between all people.
Ms Brooke Prentis – Common Grace’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Team’s Spokesperson, is a descendant of the Waka Waka people, an activist for indigenous rights, a Christian pastor, and an accountant.
The Revd. Dr Jo Inkpin, Lecturer in Church History, St Francis College, Brisbane and partner The Revd. Penny Jones, Director of Formation and Lecturer in Homiletics, St Francis College, Brisbane.
The Rev John Martin, retired Uniting Church Minister and volunteer with the Fair-Trade Association.
Judith Keller and Gerard Sullivan, are Friends of Wellspring. They have backgrounds in education and spirituality and are delighted to be involved in the Gathering.