Thornlie Mosque

The West Australia, page 9, 26 July 2012 reported that the Gosnells City Council has again rejected a planned prayer hall in Thornlie. Australian Islamic College Thornlie campus imam Burhaan Mehtar reportedly said that the number of people who would use the Thornlie prayer hall would half when a new mosque was built in Southern River in about 2 years time. 

For story by the West Australian reporter Beatrice Thomas, click here.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Pray Through Ramadan

Open Doors is encouraging Christians to spend their time during the Ramadan period (July 20-Aug 18) in prayer for Christians persecuted in Islamic cultures, praying that these Christians can make the most of their opportunities to reach out to their Muslim neighbours. This year the focus will be to pray through the beattitudes as found in Matt 5:3-10.

For Ramadan Open Doors Prayer Calendar click here.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Opendoors Newsletter

You can read the July-Aug 2012 OpenDoors newsletter by clicking here.

For a comprehensive Daily Prayer Guide for July-Aug from Open Doors click here.

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POSTED 16 Jul 2012
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Pray Through Ramadan

Open Doors is encouraging Christians to spend their time during the Ramadan period (July 20-Aug 18) in prayer for Christians persecuted in Islamic cultures, praying that these Christians can make the most of their opportunities to reach out to their Muslim neighbours. This year the focus will be to pray through the beattitudes as found in Matt 5:3-10.

For Ramadan Prayer Calendar click here.

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POSTED 16 Jul 2012
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Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

The WA Governor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held Aug 17, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom, Burswood Resort. The guest speaker is the Hon. John Anderson AO, former Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party of Australia. Cost is $50/p. For info visit: www.gpbwa.org email info@gpbwa.org or call 0457 458 409.
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POSTED 16 Jul 2012
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Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

The WA Governor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held Aug 17, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom, Burswood Resort. The guest speaker is the Hon. John Anderson AO, former Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party of Australia. For info visit: www.gpbwa.org email info@gpbwa.org or call 0457 458 409.

 

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POSTED 11 Jun 2012
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Indonesian World Prayer

About 6000 delegates took part in the World Prayer Assembly held in Indonesia last week. On May 17, 363 cities in Indonesia held city-wide prayer rallies simultaneously, while an estimated 100,000 gathered at the national stadium in Jakarta. The prayers called on a spiritual awakening in Indonesia. For more info: http://www.wpa2012.org/

 

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POSTED 22 May 2012
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Lao Officials Confiscate Church Buildings

Lao officials have confiscated and sealed a church building in Savannakhet Province in southern Laos after holding a two-day seminar warning against religious belief, according to advocacy group Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF).  Besides sealing the church building they also warned that other unrecognized churches would soon be shut down. Communist Party officials along with the deputy chief of police, and head of religious affairs, ordered all villages to attend the seminar entitled “Tricks of the Enemy.” According to villagers present at the seminar, the officials declared that Westerners, particularly those from the United States, were using the Christian faith to destabilize the government.

They then declared that the 745 Christians in the village could only meet in private homes.

Source: Australian Prayer Network.

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POSTED 22 May 2012
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Converge 2012

Converge 2012, knit together, is being held in Perth May 23-27. 2012 in the Wesley Church, Cnr Hay and Williams St, Perth. It will culminate with teh Global Day of Prayer on Sunday 27 May.

The founder of Global Day of Prayer, South African business man, Graham Power, will share his testimony at the Perth Prayer, 1pm on 23 May, at the Wesley Church.

Colossians 2:2: “I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact us info@commonwealthprayer.org or see updates at www.sonshinefm.ws

 

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POSTED 22 May 2012
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NSW churches unite on retail hours

The NSW Council of Churches has called on the NSW Government to cease further deregulation of retail trading hours in NSW. Council of Churches President, Rev Dr Ross Clifford, said. “We are particularly concerned about proposed amendments to the current Retail Trading Act that  widens the number of businesses that can operate on restricted trading days, and also allows for the stocking of shelves on major religious holidays. We are not convinced that leisure and family time for workers, together with their freedom to worship, will not be abused by the proposed changes to the law,” Dr Clifford said.

The WA Govt has deregulated retail trading hours and recently rejected moves by the Labor Party opposition party to exempt Easter Sunday from unregulated trading.
For story from the Australian Prayer Network click here.

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POSTED 4 May 2012
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