School funding

Parents are being urged by Catholic organisations to stay vigilant about school funding policy, ahead of the release of the Gonski report on Monday. The Govt plans to introduce a new funding system for Australian Schools in 2014.

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POSTED 18 Feb 2012
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How shall we live in 2012?

Choose Life Australia has written about the 2020 vision: how then shall we live in 2012. It is a based on a sermon which was written by Lachlan Dunjey who warns that now is not a time for complacency, self-justification or arguement.

Eph 5:15,16  Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

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POSTED 18 Feb 2012
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Global Atheist Convention

Christians across Australia are invited to stand together for 9 days of prayer from April 6-April 15 coinciding with the Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne. It is organised by Partners in Prayer Australia. For more click here.

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POSTED 18 Feb 2012
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Gillard’s adopts homosexual agenda

The Gillard Govt will begin to offer the so-called certificate of no impediment which is currently available to male-female couples. The certificate is issued to show that their is no barrier to a marriage. Until now homosexuals could not marry in those countries that require a no-impediment certificate. For story from the SMH click HERE

 

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POSTED 18 Feb 2012
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Govt funded Islam evangelism

Babette Francis reports in the Feb 2012 Endeavour Forum newsletter that the Australian Govt is promoting Islam in Australia. The Gillard Govt has spent more than $9.7m for the purpose of ‘developing and implementing activities that assist the Islamic Society of Victoria to dispel myths and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. Babette reports that the government is funding overseas religion workers paying them a salary of $66,000 per year to preach Islam in Australia.

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POSTED 18 Feb 2012
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Albany PPH

Pregnancy Problem House Albany started operating Feb 6. It is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10-3. The Address is 292 Middleton Road and phone number is 41 1444. The House is calling for more donations. For details email Lyn Schoof on lyrics@westnet.com.au

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POSTED 18 Feb 2012
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Family Violence report

The final report from an inquiry, Family Violence-A national legal response has been released with 289 recommendations for reform. As part of the report, the author, the Australian Law Reform Commission, released information sheets on how their recommendations would affect parts of the community. Fact sheets have been provided on Culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Indigenous peoples, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex and one on people with disabilities.
For Fact sheet on Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex click here.

For report click here.

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Marriage action

The Australian Marriage Forum is asking people to write to the coalition MPs and opposition leader Tony Abbott encouraging them not to allow a conscience vote on homosexual marriage. Cathnews reports (Feb 12) that Liberal backbenchers will be free to support homosexual marriage. Four homosexual bills are being considered by the Federal Parliament.

For Cathnews story click here and here

For more from the Australian Marriage Forum click here.

Action: Saltshakers asks people to take action as soon as possible to write a personal letter or email to their MP and also a bulk email to all house of representatives. Saltshakers says the letter should tell them that you do not want them to accept any legal recognition of same-sex relationships including any form of registration as they all mimic and undermine marriage.

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POSTED 18 Feb 2012
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Christianity deserts West

Christians make up about the same portion of the world’s population today (32%) as they did a century ago (35%), according to a report by Pew Research Center. Pew Research Center says: “This apparent stability, however, masks a momentous shift. Although Europe and the Americas still are home to a majority of the world’s Christians (63%), that share is much lower than it was in 1910 (93%). And the proportion of Europeans and Americans who are Christian has dropped from 95% in 1910 to 76% in 2010 in Europe as a whole, and from 96% to 86% in the Americas as a whole. At the same time, Christianity has grown enormously in subSaharan Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, where there were relatively few Christians at the beginning of the 20th century.”

The report says about 50% of the christians are Catholic while 37% are Protesant.

For full report: Global Christianity

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Hickey fears for children

Angela Pownall, the West Australian, Feb 8, 2012 \”Hickey fears for new age children\” writes about comments from Perth Catholic Archbishop Barry Hickey who says child abuse and neglect are on the rise because more children are being brought up by parents in \”unstable\” de facto or same-sex relationships. To read article and to answer a poll on whether you agree with Hickey click here.

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