National Day of Thanksgiving

The annual National Day of Thanksgiving is planned for Sat May 26, 2012. The focus this year is for people to thank those in their local government, not just mayors and councillors, but also council staff. Chaplains that work in hospitals, police, fire. sporting organisations etc should also be the focus. For more on NDOT 2012, to sign up to the newsletter, and to get info on how to be involved click here.

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POSTED 4 May 2012
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Chaplain Jobs

The Australian Defence Force is seeking chaplains to work in religious ministry, pastoral care, character training and adminstration and staff duties. For info: Defence Jobs

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POSTED 24 Mar 2012
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National Day of Thanksgiving

The annual National Day of Thanksgiving is planned for Sat May 26, 2012. The focus this year is for people to thank those in their local government, not just mayors and councillors, but also council staff. Chaplains that work in hospitals, police, fire. sporting organisations etc should also be the focus. For more on NDOT 2012, to sign up to the newsletter, and to get info on how to be involved click here.

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POSTED 6 Mar 2012
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National Day of Thanksgiving

The annual National Day of Thanksgiving is planned for Sat May 26, 2012. The focus this year is for people to thank those in their local government, not just mayors and councillors, but also council staff. Chaplains that work in hospitals, police, fire. sporting organisations etc should also be the focus. For more on NDOT 2012, to sign up to the newsletter, and to get info on how to be involved click here.

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POSTED 18 Feb 2012
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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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School Chaplains

The Federal Govt has ruled that the School Chaplains program no longer required Chaplains and plans to make the changes in 2012. Instead a secular student welfare worker could also do the job. The program will be renamed the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program to reflect is broader scope, says School Education Minister Peter Garrett. He said he wanted to give schools greater choice. The Age Newspaper ran a poll where 88% of 1795 participants said they favoured the use of secular counsellors instead of chaplains. For more: http://www.deewr.gov.au/ministers/garrett/media/releases/pages/article_110907_102159.aspx

Or: http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/new-choice-for-school-chaplaincy-program-20110907-1jxur.html

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POSTED 21 Sep 2011
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Chaplaincy Challenge

The Australian Christian Lobby reports that after three days of legal arguments, the High Court challenge to chaplaincy has concluded its hearings, with the Court reserving its judgement until later in the year. For story: http://australianchristianlobby.org.au/2011/08/hearings-into-high-court-challenge-to-chaplaincy-concludes/

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POSTED 23 Aug 2011
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Chaplaincy Challenge

The High Court challenge regarding Chaplaincy in schools will be held next week – starting 9 August. Scripture Union Queensland is one of the groups defending the case since they provide Chaplains in Queensland schools

Action: Saltshakers asks that we please pray for the outcome of this case, which is being taken against the provision of federal funding of chaplaincy in schools by Queensland parent Ron Williams.

Action: Saltshakers asks that you sign the statement of support for chaplains. As at Aug 4, 38197 had signed. The deadline is 5pm August 8. The target is 50,000. To sing and find out other ways that you can help: http://saveourchaplains.com.au/?utm_source=SUQLD+-+Save+Our+Chaplains&utm_campaign=b1b6d5fad4-2011_08_03_Save_Our_Chaplains_A_B_8_2_2011&utm_medium=email

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POSTED 15 Aug 2011
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Prayer for Chaplains

On May 1, Scripture Union QLD is organising a National Day of Prayer for School Chaplains.

To register for a free church prayer day pack visit: https://brownbox.wufoo.com/forms/national-day-of-prayer-for-school-chaplains/ or visit: http://supportschoolchaplains.com.au/

 

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POSTED 19 Apr 2011
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School Chaplains challenged

The School Chaplaincy program is facing a constitutional challenge in the High Court. The Australian Prayer Network reports that the Australian Psychological Society has said the program is dangerous to children’s mental health. The constitution is said to prevent any laws being passed that provides ‘for establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance. Both major federal political parties have promised to fund 1000 more chaplains in schools over the next four years.

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POSTED 17 Sep 2010
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