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Religious leaders in Australia still have a long way to go in supporting victims of family violence, research shows

Dr Ruth Powell

Melbourne, Australia A world-leading research organisation identifying church values has concluded religious leaders have a long way to go to meet community expectations around supporting victims of domestic and family violence.  The latest research from the National Church Life Survey concluded that two thirds of clergy and church leaders have dealt with domestic and family violence […]

Christmas a time of financial stress for two-fifths of Australians, say Salvos

Salvos help at Christmas

Sydney Australia More than 40 per cent of Australian families are suffering financial stress and emotional pressure this Christmas, according to the Salvation Army. And 83 per cent of families seeking assistance from the Christian organisation say they cannot afford Christmas presents for their children, survey results across NSW and the rest of Australia show. […]

Faith-based disaster relief teams fan out across six US states to help tornado recovery

US Kentucky Mayfield tornado response1

RNS Faith-based disaster relief teams are already working in several of the areas hardest hit by devastating tornadoes that tore through six states on Friday. On Monday, 74 people were confirmed dead across eight counties in Kentucky, and another 13 died in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois. Dozens more are unaccounted for. President Biden […]

Four killed in attack on Indonesian Salvation Army outpost

Four people have been killed when a Salvation Army outpost in central Sulawesi, Indonesia, was attacked on Friday morning, according to reports. The attack reportedly took place on the rural Lewono Lembantongoa Outpost at about 8am when attackers, wielding swords and firearms and reported as numbering up to 10, killed four people and set a church […]