Dave, his wife Ange, and their family, have lived and worked in intentional communities with marginalised groups of people in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India for forty years.
Dave is interested in radical spirituality, incarnational community and interfaith peacemaking. He is author of many books, including ‘Not Religion, But Love’, ‘A Divine Society’, ‘People Of Compassion’ ‘Compassionate Community Work’, the ‘Plan Be’ series, ‘Bismillah’,‘ Isa’ and his latest book called ‘The Jihad Of Jesus: The Sacred Nonviolent Struggle For Justice.’
Dave and Ange and their friends started Aashiana, Sahara, and Sharan, faith-based community organisations working with slum dwellers, sex workers, drug addicts, and people with HIV/AIDS in India; and they are now a part of the Waiters Union, an inner city Christian community network that is working alongside people of other faiths with Aborigines, refugees and people with disabilities in Brisbane, Australia.
Dave is a founder of the Waiters Union; an educator for TEAR Australia; an international aid agency; a trainer for Praxis Community Co-operative; a teacher at Christian Heritage College; an elder emeritus for Servants To Asia’s Urban Poor; and a member of AMARAH – Australian Muslim Advocates for the Rights of All Humanity.