Sydney World Family Congress- Bill Muehlenberg report

The World Family Congress was held in Sydney May 15-18 2013. It brought together the world’s top experts on Family research and Family lobby organisations. Around 100 international speakers were present. According to Bill Muehlenberg, from Culture Watch, if you were not at WCF7 ‘you missed out big time. You can read the report on the event by Bill Muehlenberg.

Bill Muehlenberg also wrote a two-part article on the effects of father-absence on children and families. Part one and part two.

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POSTED 21 May 2013
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CDP’s Fred Nile on Q&A

Bill Muehlenberg reports that Rev Fred Nile, leader of the Christian Democratic Party in NSW is to appear on Monday May 27 on Q&A, ABC. To read Muehlenberg’s comments click here

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POSTED 21 May 2013
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Fred Nile’s Easter Message

Addressing Parlimanet on March 25 2013, Rev Fred Nile MLC, leader of the Christian Democratic Party, stressed the importance of Easter and the need to repent to receive eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. He quoted from John 3:16. Rev Nile said: “It is wonderful that God did so love the world that he gave his only begotten son. With that simple truth, it is a wonder that not everyone is a Christian.”  ”I urge everyone to give serious thought to the meaning of Easter this coming weekend.” To see speech from Hansard click here. 

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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Writing letters and submissions difficult?

Saltshakers reports on a new ministry called The Golden Sceptre, which generates individualised letters on behalf of subscribers.   It is a completely new time-saving service, designed to augment the ministry of Salt Shakers by helping Australian Christians to make much more regular contact with their Members of Parliament and to encourage them to legislate more in-line with Biblical principles. For details: www.goldensceptre.com.au

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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ACL monthly newsletter

The March 2013 newsletter from ACL is available to read. 

 

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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WA Election Advice from Christian Organisations

To compare party platforms from a Christian perspective visit the website prepared by the Australian Christian Lobby, Young FamilyVoiceFamily Voice, and HOPE.

The Christian Values Checklist gives a clear picture of the differences between the parties on a number of issues.

The ACL Make it Count event where Colin Barnett and Mark McGowan answered a series of questions from church leaders in front of an estimated 800 Christians is now available.

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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AFL Considers Homosexual Game

Eloise Johnstone from the Bendigo Advertiser reports March 6 2013 that the AFL is believed to be considering a ‘gay pride’ game this year. She reports that AFL footballers took part in Victoria’s Gay Pride March in February. 

Action: The Australian Family Association asks that you vote ‘No’ to a gay pride round in the poll run by the newspaper.

As at March 7, 50% had voted in favour of a gay pride game.

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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Foster Child At All Time High

According to a report by Natasha Bita published on Perthnow.com.au (March 7) “Kids in foster care have hit an all-time high, after a 20 per cent surge in cases of abused and neglected children last year.”

She writes: “The federal government’s Australian Institute of Health and Welfare will reveal today that 12,240 children were put into foster care during 2011/12, resulting in a record 39,621 foster children.

More than 100 Australian children were classified as victims of abuse or neglect every day during 2011/12.”

For full Perthnow article click here.

AIHW press release

AIHW full report.

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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Mardi Gras cause to Celebrate: Australian Human Rights Commission

Australian Human Rights Commission President, Gillian Triggs said: “It has been 35 years since a group of pioneers marched along Oxford St to celebrate the contributions of gay men and lesbians to Australian society and make their fight for equality visible, ending in arrests and police brutality,” said Professor Triggs. “…. encouraging recent developments in our political sphere continue to prove that their efforts – and ongoing efforts since – are worth it.” For full press release click here. 

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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Australian Sharia Whipping Men Found Guilty

Muslim online newsletter muslimvillage.com reports that four men have been found guilty of giving a Sydney electrician 40 lashes with a cable, which they said was a punishment under Islamic law for drinking alcohol and using drugs. For story click here.

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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