Mighty Men's Conference

Faith Like Potatoes’ Angus Buchan will be in Perth Feb 26-28, 2010 for the Mighty Men’s Conference. For details:http://mightymensconference.org.au/

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POSTED 27 Nov 2009
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Eritrea Arrests

In Eritrea, security forces have arrested 11 members of the Asmara Full Gospel Church since Oct 14. Some are being held at Amara’s Police Station Number 5. Almost 3,000 Christians are detained across the country because they worship outside of the government approved Orthodox, Catholic and Lutheran churches. OD knows of at least ten Christians who have died after facing horrendous prison conditions. OpenDoors asks people to pray for these Christians. Christians are said to be held prisoners in metal shipping containers.

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POSTED 27 Nov 2009

Kyrgyzstan Churches

In Kyrgyzstan, some churches are refusing to register their church with the Govt. The church leaders have to register the personal info of church members.

For more: http://www.mnnonline.org/article/13507

Mission Network News asks people to pray for the believers in this country that they will maintain their faith in these trials.

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POSTED 27 Nov 2009

Ugandan Attack

Around 40 Muslims armed with machetes and clubs attacked a church in Kampala, Uganda, on Nov. 1, according to Voice of the Martyrs Canada. Story: http://www.mnnonline.org/article/13501

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Homosexual Propaganda

The fight over homosexual propaganda in schools taking place between the Lithuanian and European Parliaments escalated this week with the Lithuanian Parliament (Siemas) calling on its government to file suit against the Europeans in the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU). More: http://www.c-fam.org/publications/id.1506/pub_detail.asp

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Welfare Issues

A report released Nov 17 by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare considers Australia’s Welfare. Among other things it shows that about 34,000 children were on care and protection orders in 2007-08 –a 37% jump in 2 years.

For report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/aus/aw09/index.html

For media statement: http://www.aihw.gov.au/mediacentre/2009/mr20091117.cfm

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POSTED 27 Nov 2009
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New Moon

The Pontifical Council for Culture has expressed concerns over the growing popularity of the Twilight vampire series, and called its newest film a “moral vacuum with a deviant message.”

The US Christian movieguide.org refers to Matthew 8:36 in summing up its verdict: “What Good is it for a Man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his Soul”

For movieguide movie review: https://www.movieguide.org/box-office/6/10049/the-twilight-saga-new-moon

For story: http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=17909

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Christmas Message

Saltshakers asks people to send their MP a Christian Christmas card to remind them that this is still a Christian nation and to pray that all our MPs will have a quality time with their families over the break.

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Regional Parade

A discussion paper into the future of the Pride Parade has been released 16 Nov by Gay in WA. It gives an indication of why there has been a push to bring the Parade to regional areas. The paper says that because of the success of the gay community into changing WA laws the future of the Parade has often been debated. Only half of those who responded to the survey said the Parade should continue.

To view the discussion paper and survey results: http://www.gayinwa.com.au/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=6&Itemid=11

In Bunbury Councillor Wayne Major tried to propose a motion to bring the parade to Bunbury but did not get a seconder. The campaign has also been activated in Albany. Pride in WA has organised a community forum to discuss the future of the parade to be held Dec 7 at the Loton Park Tennis Club.

For Albany story: http://greatsouthern.thewest.com.au/regionals.aspx?MenuID=257&ContentID=163514

Bunbury: http://www.bunburymail.com.au/news/local/news/general/council-says-no-to-parade/1681381.aspx

http://www.bunburymail.com.au/news/local/news/general/pride-slammed/1687555.aspx

Action: Saltshakers is asking people to answer a Bunbury Mail poll question: Do you support Bunbury holding the next gay and lesbian Pride Parade?

To vote: http://www.bunburymail.com.au/polls/

Currently of 149 votes, 77% say they do not favour the parade being held in Bunbury.

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Drugs Worry

Drugs, suicide and body image are the issues of most concern to young people according to a Mission Australia survey of 48,000 youth aged 11-24.

For report: http://officialmissionaustralia.blogspot.com/

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