Church leaders from across denominations in Australia have joined in signing a statement calling all on political parties to meet Australia’s commitment to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

THE STATEMENT

As Christian leaders we call for churches around Australia to pray especially this Sunday

The European Union has agreed to impose targeted sanctions against Burma’s military regime following the recent crackdown on protesters in the Asian nation.

The measures include a ban on investment in and imports of Burmese timber, metals and gems.

The move comes after the United Nations Security Council issued a

Humanitarian groups and anti-poverty advocates have described last week’s G8 summit in Germany as a “missed opportunity” in the global fight against AIDS.

In a communique issued last week, the G8 nations - US, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Britain and Canada - pledged $US60 billion towards fighting AIDS. The

Eritrean Christians from around the globe will gather in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi this weekend to participate in the first National Day of Prayer for the small nation of almost five million people located in the Horn of Africa.

The event has been organised by the Eritrean Evangelical Fellowship

The Australian Christian Lobby is urging Christians in Victoria to consider their vote carefully in this weekend’s state election.

DECISION TIME: Victorians will go to the polls this Saturday, 25th December. PICTURE: P_Wei (www.iStockphoto.com)

 

"(People) should be look at the

The Make Poverty History campaign have declared the G20 a missed opportunity to show international leadership on the issue of global poverty, with co-chair Tim Costello describing the meeting as “much ado about nothing”.

The campaign’s leadership - which is chaired by Costello, World Vision

Australia is the least generous of all the eight G20 donor countries when it comes to overseas aid, according to a report released this week.

Written by Simon Feeny and Matthew Clarke for the Make Poverty History campaign, the report  Are the G-20 Helping to

Pope John Paul II visited Australian twice during his pontificate - the first time in 1986, when he became only the second pope ever to set foot on Australian soil (Pope Paul VI had visited in 1970), and again in 1995 when he beatified Mother Mary MacKillop, founder of the

“Our Holy Father John Paul has returned to the house of the Father.”

With those words, the death of one of the towering figures of the 20th century - Pope John Paul II - was announced to the world at the Vatican early on Sunday morning (Australian time).

The death

World Watch Monitor

Islamic State's self-proclaimed 'caliphate' - the area within Syria and Iraq that the group controls - shrunk by more than 12,000 square kilometres in 2015, says military analyst, Jane's.

The loss of 14 per cent of its territory reduces the caliphate

More than 30 people have been killed and scores more injured after explosions rocked the main airport and a metro station in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday.

The small European country has raised its terror threat to the highest level with

Tens of thousands of people remain homeless in Fiji after Cyclone Winston devastated the Pacific Island nation more than a week ago.

Whole communities were flattened by the cyclone which crossed the nation on 20th and 21st February, bringing with it wind gusts of up

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The death toll from Monday's earthquake in Afghanistan has risen to more than 340 with more than 1,800 injured.

The majority of the deaths reported to date - more than 200 - are located across the border in Pakistan but more than 100 deaths have

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