Interested in being a Federal Candidate?

Australian Christians is seeking nominations for candidates for all Western Australian electorates. Click on the name of the electorate to view the maps (Brand, Canning, Cowan, Curtin, Durack, Forrest, Fremantle, Hasluck, Moore, O’Connor, Pearce, Perth, Stirling, Swan, Tangney)

To receive an application form email admin@australianchristians.com.au

Nominations close Tuesday April 30, 2013.
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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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Australian Christians Boothworkers

In the lead up to the Federal Election Australian Christians is seeking the names of volunteers to help on election day.

Action: Australian Christians asks people to register for booth work at the next election to be held 14 September 2013. To register click here.

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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Dear Readers,

The battle front continues to be in Tasmania this month. See submissions/petitions for ways to get involved. I am informed that you do not need to live in Tasmania to let your views be known on the proposed laws. On what is occurring in Tasmania the Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton had this to say in the latest ACL enews: “With less than 12 months to the next election, the Labor-Green Government there seems bent on deconstructing the pillars of civil society.”

“This is particularly as it relates to our most vulnerable – children. Today a bill was introduced by the Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne to allow same-sex couples access to what is known as stranger adoption. Please pass on this newsletter to anyone you know in Tasmania and encourage them to be vocal. History shows that inaction by many Christians in the past has meant that Western Australia as well as other states now have very liberal abortion laws. This need not be the case if the opposition is strong enough. Such Govt actions gives us an opportune time to provide a positive contribution to public debate.”

Please continue to uphold our Governments prayer.

Gary

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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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Dear Readers,

Firstly a big welcome to new subscribers. We hope that you gain courage and learn of new ways to let your Christian voice be heard through this Newsletter.

A lot is happening it seems at the moment.

In WA an election is due tomorrow.

WA voters will do well to read the snippets: “WA Election Advice from Christian Organisations”, “Emily’s List Behind WA Labor Candidates” and “Pro-Euthanasia WA Candidates Supported” 

Tasmanian readers will need to raise up with two bills being discussed in that State. See submissions/petitions for details on how to get involved.

Tasmania is an example of what happens when godless people get into positions of authority. The Government there, in partnership with the Greens, is certainly making the most of their time in the sun, leaving a path of destruction.

Please pray for the WA elections tomorrow, that more Christians might get voted into parliament, and that the anti-Christian Greens will lose their seats.

May God watch over you all in your various callings.

Gary

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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Australian Christian Election Appeal

Australian Christians is seeking financial support to find the WA elections to be held March 9, 2013. To make a donation click here.

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POSTED 8 Feb 2013
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National Day of Prayer and Fasting

In conjunction with the National Day of Prayer and Fasting in Canberra, Australian Christians WA is holding a day of prayer and fasting centred at Parliament House in Perth. It will be held Sunday 10 Feb, 12-2pm. For details contact Australian Christians 

In addition, another event is organised in Perth at the Churchlands Christian Fellowship, 154 Balcatta Road, Balcatta, 12-3pm, 10 Feb. This will include a webcast from the Canberra event.  The theme for 2013 is LIFE.

The National Day of Prayer and Fasting will also be held in Canberra and will be followed by 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting over the period of Lent For details click here.

Churches are asked to take part in the Day of Prayer and Fasting. To register and for a prayer guide click here.

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POSTED 8 Feb 2013
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Persecution 2013 WatchList

Open Doors has released its annual list of the top countries were pesecutions occur. Topping the list, for the 11th year in a row is North Korea,. Five new countries, Mali, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Niger entered the list for the first time. The report says there are an estimated 100 million Christians that are being persecuted.  Egypt was 25th on the list, just below Tanzanzia. Vietnam was 21st on the list. The countries that took part in the “Arab Spring” have seen an rise in persecution as a result of the rise in Islamism. For full list details click here.

Action: Opendoors asks that people pray for those countries in the 2013 World Watch list. Pray for the Christians living in these places. Pray for the leadership of these nations, pray that God will continue to strengthen His church in these countries.

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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ARPA Christian Political Engagement Breakfast

With the State Election coming up in March 2013, the Association for Reformed Political Action has organised a breakfast on Christian political engagement: practical tips and pitfalls. It will be held 8.30-10.30am, 2 Feb 2013 at ‘the Gong’, Free Reformed Church of Armadale.

Guest Speakers:

Gary Kleyn (WA Director, Australian Christians – formally the Christian Democratic Party),

Rhys Vallance (WA Director, Australian Christian Lobby),

Peter Abetz MLA (Member for Southern River) and

Hon. Nick Goiran MLC (Member for the South Metropolitan Region).

RSVP to Emma Bax (0408 478 889 or emma.bax@iinet.net.au)

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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