cannot speak too highly of Dave. He is an
extraordinary individual; He is arguably the
most outstanding community development worker both
theoretically and technically to have graduated from
this department (The Department of Social Work of the
University of Queensland) in the last decade."
Kelly - Senior
Lecturer in Community Work University of Queensland
and his wife Ange both live life on the edge.
The dreams they dream together are translated into
reality ... through their lives. Their lives are
a statement about advocacy and long term involvement
... and the cost and risk and commitment that is
Uren - Whitley
(has) a calmness that radiates serenity ... The
Andrews use the human method of warmth and
understanding often with excellent results ... To some
the prospect of working among the poor would be a
frightening prospect. But the Andrews face it
with good cheer."
Gupta - Sydney
loves good neighbours. Dave and Ange are an
example of what true neighbourliness can
Price - Christian
a deep thinker who has a rare gift of interpreting the
activities and motivations of any society in which he
Feeron - Christian
writes with a wealth of experience on issues that are
dear to my heart.’
Wallis - Sojourners
offering more than a political soundbite. With Dave
Andrews theory has become practice, and truths take on
a life of their own.’
Mayo - BBC Radio.
one thing you need to know about Dave Andrews.
He is dangerous. For example, after Indira Gandhi was
shot, two or three thousand people were killed in
twenty-four hours in the riots that followed.
Mobs rampaged through streets looking for Sikhs to
murder. Dave convinced Tony, a friend , that it
was their job to go out and save these Sikhs.
Finding a besieged house, they put themselves between
an armed mob and a Sikh family and saved them from
certain death. That's why Dave Andrews is dangerous.
He is ordinary, yet believes ordinary people should
take extraordinary risks to confront the cruelty in
Engwicht - Eco-City
English-born Australian-sounding father of two is
really a kind of urban peace guerilla."
Price - Christian
like Mr Andrews could be branded 'radical' and be
shunned ... However (Dave) does not harangue people
for our feelings. (He) provides practical suggestions
... to help us look at our communities ... and love
Oliver - Queensland
to think of Dave Andrews as a prophet: (with) his
his concern for justice, (and) the way his life speaks
even more eloquently
than his words’
(is) one of the leading prophetic voices of our time.'
Riddell - Third Way
is a prophet who practices what (he) preaches.'
Croucher - Pastornet
Andrews illustrates how we can live our lives
prophetically in our times.’
Wallis - Editor
Andrews is someone who has been captivated by the
radical and compassion-ate Christ (and) has chosen to
live out his calling in a very different way. Unlike
most Christian leaders, Dave is not a cleric. He is
not a leader at the centre of the church’s life. He
is a man at the margins. Dave will always carry a
certain mystique. He is a charismatic person both at
the speaker’s rostrum and face to face. There is an
energy that oozes out of him even when he is
overworked. My long association with him has convinced
me that he is a natural leader with sharp mind as well
as a very good community worker who has committed
himself to empowering the poor. The fruit of Dave’s
life is evident – ministries established,
friendships forged, people helped, communities
transformed, and workers trained to do likewise.
Ringma - Regent
to think of Dave as a beardy, weirdy, proverbially
wise old, kind old, tribal-leader, patriarchal,
rugged, fearless, storytelling, be-slippered,
firesided, snoozy, grandfatherly type."
Wroe - Greenbelt.