Statement: Racial Justice for Turvey Family

By Sean Weetra

Posted in News

As we hear the news (‘The Australian,’ Tuesday, 25th October 2022 and across various other media outlets) of the tragic story of the death of young Noongar boy Cassius Turvey, our hearts are shattered into a million pieces. Each piece is a painful reminder of two centuries of dispossession, racism and violence.

Racism is an evil which endures in our society and in our social structures. Despite apparent advances and even significant changes in the last two decades, the reality of racism remains.

Racism is not merely one sin among many; it is a radical evil that divides the human family and denies the new creation of a redeemed world. To struggle against it demands an equally radical transformation, in our own minds and hearts as well as in the structure of our society.

In the words of Martin Luther King, ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.’

South Australian Congress requests Uniting Churches and members to continue to speak out against racism in all its forms and to keep the Turvey family in their prayers.

SA Congress sends our love and prayers to all of the Turvey family, the Noongar people of South West, Western Australia and to all West Australian Congress members.

Sean Weetra
SA Congress Chair

29th October 2022

312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Brooklyn Park SA 5032


0468 912 599 – Sean Weetra
0427 833 655 – Ken Sumner
0417 217 320 – Ian Dempster

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