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Brooke Prentis is a writer, speaker, advocate and currently works as CEO of Common Grace. Common Grace is a movement of Christians who stand with Jesus and for justice. At the heart of Common Grace is the understanding that following Jesus demands both personal spirituality and social engagement, reflecting the grace, generosity and beauty found in the scriptures and in the world.

 

While justice is the platform, Common Grace focusses on four specific interests:

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice

Climate change

Refugee and asylum seekers

Domestic and family violence

 

 

Brooke is a descendant of the Wakka Wakka people just north of Brisbane. She is a prominent Aboriginal Christian leader and formerly a chartered accountant. She is also the coordinator of the Grasstree Gathering, an event that draws together young and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian leaders from right across the Australian church, to be encouraged and equipped.

 

Brooke has appeared on national television and radio broadcasts including ABC’s The Drum, NITV’s The Point, Soul Search with Dr Meredith Lake, God Forbid with James Carleton, and Sunday Nights with John Cleary.

 

Brooke has the unique role of speaking at both Dirrum Festivals, in Canberra talking about songlines and the way ancient knowledge remains relevant today. Here in Brisbane Brooke will address the link between knowing and acting, relating specifically to responses to action on climate.