ARPA Breakfast

On Nov 13, 2010 the Association for Reformed Political Action held a breakfast workshop at the Southern River Free Reformed Church attended by 50 people. Speakers were Ali Kleyn on Christian business, Daniel Bosveld on Development Aid, Spike Fokkema on Local Politics, Gary Kleyn on the Media and Royce Vermeulen on Medical Issues.

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POSTED 20 Nov 2010
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ARPA Action

The Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada is asking its supporters to complete and record 2010 action items this year. Last year the Political Action group had a goal of 500 action items that was already reached by June. To see the ARPA Action Meter see: http://arpacanada.ca/

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POSTED 11 Jan 2010
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ARPA Meeting

About 60 people attended the Association for Reformed Political Action meeting on Sept 21 held at the Free Reformed Church of Kelmscott. The speaker, Tasmanian MP Rene Hidding said a war was raging in Australia between Christians and humanists. He spoke about prostitution, human rights and euthanisia. For information about ARPA or to join their mailing list email arpa@frca.org.au

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POSTED 2 Oct 2009
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ARPA,Liberal MP Rene Hidding

Liberal MP for Lyons and member of the Free Reformed Churches in Tasmania, Rene Hidding, will speak to the Association for Reformed Political Action in Perth Sept 21, 2009 on the topics of euthanasia, human rights and prostitution law. For info: apra@frca.org.au
For more on Hidding: http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/ha/Hidding/hidding.htm

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POSTED 28 Jul 2009
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ARPA

Lawyer and member of the Free Reformed Church, Tim Houweling, will hold a talk on Human Rights on Aug 20, 2009. The event, organised by the Association for Reformed Political Action, will be held at the John Calvin Christian College Library, Robinhood Ave, Armadale @ 8pm. For more info: arpa@frca.org.au

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POSTED 28 Jul 2009
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Rights Charter

The Consultation Committee and its 13 staff have received an extension to give their findings after more than 40000 written submissions were received from the public. They have a month extension and will now report the end of Sept. At the 70 community roundtables held across Australia 4300 people turned up.

http://www.watoday.com.au/opinion/40000-voices-but-the-one-that-really-counts-is-staying-quiet-20090706-daei.html?page=-1

The campaign against the Charter is now shifting to the Federal Parliament, which will have to pass the Charter.

Action: The Association for Reformed Political Action is asking people to sign a petition which will be handed in to federal parliament.

You can also sign an online petition at: http://www.makeastand.org.au/campaign/index.stw?campaign_id=22. So far more than 14500 have signed this petition. The aim is for 20,000, which the ACL says will make it the biggest petition ever submitted in Parliament.

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POSTED 14 Jul 2009
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Association for Reformed Political Action

The Association for Reformed Political Action, formed from within the Free Reformed Churches of Australia, held its first committee meeting last week and is developing a strategic plan. Work is also underway on letter writing and on developing ARPA’s bylaws.

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POSTED 1 May 2009
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Calvinistic Political and Social Organisation (CPSA)

Small meetings have been held at the Mt Nasura Free Reformed Church aimed at reigniting the CPSA which was formed many years ago by members of the FRCA. Early in January Rev Berends from the Canadian Reformed Churches spoke about what is occurring in Canada politically and the role the churches there are playing. In Canada a full time director has been appointed to the Association for Reformed Political Action. At the meetings it was discussed that there is a need for greater awareness among the church members of what was occurring socially and politically, particularly in Australia. It was also felt that more needs to be done in making politicians and other organisations aware of what our views are. The CPSA is already working on its first submission for the Freedom of Religion and Belief inquiry. Watch this space for more developments with the CPSA.

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POSTED 30 Jan 2009
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