Rev Dr Margaret Mayman

(Community Recognition Statement, 20 November 2019, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)

On behalf of the Sydney Electorate I thank Rev Dr Margaret Mayman for her work with the Pitt Street Uniting Church over the past six years. Margaret continued the proud tradition of Pitt Street Uniting being an inclusive faith community that champions social justice and equality, opposing discrimination and unfair treatment.

The community has benefitted from Margaret's progressive religious and ethical dialogue within the church and with the wider community. She has been a strong progressive religious voice for justice on matters like marriage equality, abortion and refugees. I was grateful to work with Margaret through the successful marriage equality campaign. Margaret has brought practical compassion into discussions that are often stuck in rigid stances and black/white arguments, encouraging us all to rethink and review tired positions. I thank Margaret for her contribution to her faith community and to the wider Sydney community.