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Unprecedented number of children around the globe displaced from their homes this Christmas, says World Vision’s Tim Costello

An unprecedented number of children will spend Christmas displaced from their homes as the globe faces four “enormous, ongoing and mostly ignored” crises, according to Tim Costello, chief advocate at World Vision Australia. Rev Costello said that as Australians prepare for “feasting and festivities”, they should remember the more than 33 million children who have […]

Australian humanitarian agencies call for urgent response to “mental health crisis” facing refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island

Refugees and asylum seekers still on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea are being robbed of their freedom, denied all hope and condemned to “terrible suffering”, according to World Vision Australia’s chief advocate, Tim Costello. Mr Costello recently led a delegation representing Australian humanitarian agencies on a fact-finding mission to Papua New Guinea conducted under […]

Shortlist for Australian Christian Book of the Year announced

A book presenting the story of the Bible through Indigenous Australian art, another looking at whether Christianity is compatiable with practices like yoga and mindfulness, and a third examining how your work can be used to worship God are among the 10 books on the shortlist for the 2017 Australian Christian Book of the Year […]

Australian humanitarian and human rights organisations join in call for ‘special intake’ of 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to be resettled by March next year

Australian humanitarian and human rights organisations have joined in calling for the Federal Government to resettle a promised 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq by the first quarter of 2017. The call comes a year after then Prime Minister Tony Abbott made the pledge to resettle an additional 12,000 refugees from the two Middle Eastern […]