Collective Shout Win

Collective Shout says that it had a win with the Classification Review Board deciding to ban a film depicting violence which it had earlier granted an R18+ rating to. Collective Shout had made a submission to the Board calling for the ban. For more: http://melindatankardreist.com/2011/09/collective-shout-win-against-a-serbian-film-review-board-reverses-decision/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MelindaTankardReist+%28Melinda+Tankard+Reist%29

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POSTED 4 Oct 2011
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Lord’s Prayer

PerthNow has removed from its website the results of a poll as to whether the Lord’s Prayer should be banned from schools. See: http://www.perthnow.com.au/opinion/poll

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POSTED 4 Oct 2011
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Tasmania Homosexual Marriage

Tasmania’s Lower House passed a motion calling on the Commonwealth to legalise homosexual marriage. The Archbishop of Hobart, Adrian Doyle, has expressed his disappointment with the vote. See: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-21/20110921–same-sex-vote-succeeds/2910102

And: http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=28368

To hear the ACL Tasmanian Director Mark Brown talk on a 6PR radio interview with Howard Sattler: http://australianchristianlobby.org.au/wp-content/uploads/McKim-Brown-mp3-6pr.mp3

Action: Saltshakers asks people to vote in a poll from the Mercury Newspaper. As at Sept 30, 2011 53% had voted No to the question: Do you support gay marriage?

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Defence Chaplains

The Australian Defence Force is seeking chaplains to provide support for all military members of the Australian Defence Force. For info visit www.defencejobs.gov.au or call 1319 01.

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POSTED 4 Oct 2011
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WA Child Abuse

The West Australian, (Sept 30, 2011 p16) reports that the Department of Child Protection Annual Report indicates that reports of child sexual abuse in WA rose 8 per cent last financial year to 2280. As of June 2011 there were 3519 children in State care, a 6% increase in one year.

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CHOGM Prayer

The Commonwealth Prayer Initiative is planned to coincide with the meeting of the heads of the Commonwealth Nations. On project is called Project 54 where churches, schools, organisations and individuals can adopt one of the 54 nations in the Commonwealth. So far almost 500,000 people have signed up to be involved in the Project. In addition between Oct 2-30 a series of events are planned. For more info and to register your church or school: http://www.commonwealthprayer.org/project-54.html

Or visit: http://www.commonwealthprayer.org/

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CRCA Grows

The Christian Reformed Churches in Australia grew the fastest in almost 50 years the last year after 13 years of decline. Membership numbers is above 9000 for the first time in 13 years after growing 4.8% in the past year. The last time such growth was experienced was in 1962. IN 1991 the membership peaked at 10,439 members. Numbers have been growing the most in WA and QLD. Peter Abetz blogs that the growth at Grace CRC is due to the fact that this church has been used by God to connect with many South African and Zimbabwean migrants. For story and to see the response by Southern River MLA and Pastor, Peter Abetz: http://ministryformation.com.au/blog/crca-reverses-13-year-decline.html

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POSTED 4 Oct 2011
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Playboy Diva

Collective Shout writes that Diva, the jewellery and accessories store popular with teenage girls, is now selling Playboy branded jewellery. “‘Playboy’ is not just a ‘cute bunny’, but represents the global brand of the pornography industry.” Collective Shout writes.

Action: Collective Shout is asking people to boycott Diva and to sign a petition calling on Diva to remove the Playboy items from sale.

For petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/wwwdivanetau-remove-all-playboy-products-from-sale

For more: http://melindatankardreist.com/2011/09/diva-pimps-playboy-to-girls-collective-shout-calls-for-boycott/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MelindaTankardReist+%28Melinda+Tankard+Reist%29

Or: http://collectiveshout.org/

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POSTED 4 Oct 2011
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PPH Fundraising Committee

Pregnancy Problem House in Nollamara, Perth is forming a fundraising committee to drive the fundraising in 2012 and organise events such as Babies Film night, Fundraising Gala dinner and Walk/Ride the Bridges. If you want to be part of the committee join the initial meeting on Oct 31, 2011, 7.30pm at PPH in Nollamara. For more info email Lance Macormic at lancemac ‘at’ live.com

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UNESCO Youth Opportunity

Youth, particularly from Asia and the Pacific are sought to join in an international UNESCO Youth Forum. The outcome will include recommendations to governments, UNESCO and other bodies on youth resilience, rebuilding communities and disaster response. Applications to participate should take the form of an expression of interest email composed by you that outlines (in less than 500 words) why you would like to participate in this forum, Send your email to both elizabeth.rose (at) minedu.govt.nz. For more: http://www.youth.gov.au/ayf/whatson/Pages/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=44

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