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Australian churches, Christian organisations launch campaign to resettle 20,000 Afghans

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Sydney, Australia Mainstream Australian churches and Christian organisations have launched a campaign for the “just and compassionate commitment” to resettle 20,000 refugees fleeing from the Taliban in Afghanistan. In a significant sign of unity, the denominations and organisations have joined together in support of the ‘Christians United for Afghanistan‘ campaign, which is lobbying the Federal […]

Sydney conference hears call to “go deeper” with Jesus in search for Biblical justice

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Sydney, Australia Even as many students were sleeping last weekend, immigrant sociology majors Annette, from Sierra Leone, and Thuto, from South Africa, were making their way to the Living Justice Conference at Hillsong’s Alexandria Campus in Sydney.  “Why do so many people in the developed world disconnect themselves from the issues of justice in the […]

Tim Costello steps down after 15 years at World Vision Australia

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Tim Costello, World Vision Australia‘s chief advocate, is stepping down after 15 years with the organisation. Costello, who is one of Australia’s most renowned Christian voices on social justice issues, will continue to lend his expertise to the organisation on issues of global poverty. Tim Costello “After so many years at this wonderful organisation, I […]

Aid advocates welcome Labor’s proposed increase to Australia’s foreign aid budget

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Advocates for increasing Australia’s international aid budget welcomed a promise from Labor to lift the level of foreign aid funding should they win government at the next federal election. Labor passed a resolution at its national conference in Adelaide on Tuesday to lift the level of the country’s foreign aid every year if it wins […]

More than 200 Christians meeting with Australian politicians to advocate for the world’s poor

More than 200 Christians, representing every major Christian denomination, are meeting with the nation’s politicians in Canberra today as part of Micah Australia’s Voices for Justice event. Some 80 face-to-face meetings with politicians are scheduled. Tim Costello, executive director of Micah Australia, said with the Australian Government’s Mid-Year Economic Fiscal Outlook only days away, it was […]