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Australian churches join with other religious faiths in supporting Uluru Statement

Australia Australian Christian leaders are joining with those of other faiths in declaring their support for an Indigenous voice in Australia’s constitution, according to a report. The Australian newspaper reported that the Catholic, Uniting and Anglican churches as well as representatives of the National Council of Churches are joining with Australian National Council of Imams, the Executive Council of […]

Essay: Loving our neighbours this Christmas

Yemen al Wara camp displaced people

With Australia’s annual Christmas Bowl appeal underway, JANET COUSENS, CEO of Act for Peace Australia, says that the impacts of COVID-19 reminded her once again of the hardships so many around the world face all the time…

Australian Christian leaders urge Prime Minister to take 20,000 Afghanistan refugees following Taliban takeover

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Sydney, Australia Australian Christian leaders have called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to accept 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan after the Taliban reclaimed power when Western forces left after 20 years in the country. It comes as more than 130,000 people – supported by the National Council of Churches in Australia and the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce – have […]

Australian churches call for government to take more action on climate

The head of Australia’s national council of churches has called for the Federal Government to increase its commitments to lower carbon emissions ahead of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow in November. In a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Bishop Philip Huggins, president of the National Council of Churches in Australia, urged the government to join with […]

Australian Churches Refugees Taskforce seeks assurances people in immigration detention are being kept safe during pandemic

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce is seeking reassurances from public health authorities that people held in immigration detention centres in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney are being kept safe during the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and Acting Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly, the taskforce – which operates under the auspices […]

Australian churches confront domestic and family violence

Australian domestic and family violence roundtable

Via World Council of Churches In January, 2019, Aya Maasarwe, a university exchange student in Melbourne, was walking home at night and speaking to her sister on her phone. She was attacked, raped and murdered. The public outcry intensified a national debate about violence against women in Australia following several high-profile murders in the country. […]