Brad Chilcott is the founder of a movement called ‘Welcome to Australia’ designed to give everyday Australians an opportunity to personally and practically engage in the task of cultivating a culture of welcome in their local communities and nation. ‘Welcome to Australia’ swiftly grew into a national organisation with branches in 6 cities, more than 50 high-profile ambassadors, a significant media presence and countless volunteers at work offering asylum seekers, refugees and other new Australians a warm, positive and dignified welcome.

In 2012, Brad was appointed as a People of Australia Ambassador by Prime Minister Julia Gillard and was a state finalist in the Local Hero category of the Australian of the Year Awards.

This article was originally written by Brad Chilcott for Centre For Public Christianity. The article link can be found Here