Abbott’s Abortion Views

Federal opposition leader Tony Abbott announced in December that he supports in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and never sought to restrict abortions as health minister. In an article in News Limited Newspapers, including the Sunday Times, Mr Abbott said he never had sought to restrict the morning-after-pill or sought to prevent the importation of RU486-the abortion drug. He said abortion should be legal and safe. 

Read the article on Abbott’s comments in The Record (IVF and abortion to stay under Abbott, 14 Jan 2013)

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POSTED 19 Jan 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 February, 12-2pm. For details contact Australian Christians 

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 19 Jan 2013
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Declaration of HOPE

HOPE , the national no to euthanasia organisation led by Paul Russell is asking people to sign up to the Declaration of Hope. The declaration is a statement to all parliamentarians across Australia that you do not accept nor want euthanasia and assisted suicide enabling laws.  The declaration comes as the Sunday Times, The West Australian and Community Newspaper Group pick up their pro-euthanasia campaign and comes ahead of legislation before various parliaments across Australia.

Action: HOPE asks people to visit the new website and sign the declaration. http://www.declare.noeuthanasia.org.au/

Action: HOPE asks people to encourage others to sign it via facebook or email. 

Action: join the HOPE Network at noeuthanasia.org.au or follow blog.noeuthanasia.org.au

 

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POSTED 6 Dec 2012
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enex100 Sinful Sunday Promotion

With the introduction of Sunday trading in Western Australia, Perth CBD shopping centre enex100 is encouraging people to “Sin on Sunday at enex100. If you sin you get a chance to win $500 in prizes. All you need is to share your sinful sunday purchase with others on the Facebook page. enex100 is located 100 St George’s Tce, Perth. To message visit here: http://www.facebook.com/enex100#!/enex100

For a list of shops that are in enex100 and taking part in the promotion and other info on enex100 click here: http://www.enex100.com.au/

To tell them what you think email admin@enex100stgeorgesterrace.com or call 9476 7676.

enex100 is owned by ISPT (Industry Superannuation Property Trust),

Level 4
683-703 Hay Street Mall
Perth WA 6000

ISPT’s Chief Executive Officer is Daryl Browning, m:0419 352 720 e: dbrowning@ispt.net.au or Tel: 03 8601 6636.

 

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POSTED 19 Oct 2012
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Monthly National Prayer Day

The Australian Prayer Network is inviting Churches across Australia, to set aside one Sunday each month to include prayer for the nation in their services and midweek home and prayer groups. Each month we advise three prayer points which can be used as the basis for congregational or small group prayer as well as including them in Church bulletins for personal use in private devotions.

Here are this month’s prayer points:

*  Give thanks for the power of the Gospel to save

*  Give thanks for the many people from other nations who have found faith in Australia

*  Pray for an increasing unity of the spirit amongst all Christians living and serving in Australia

Source: Australian Prayer Network

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POSTED 19 Sep 2012
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Sunday Best Subtle Evangelism

The Catholic Herald 9 Aug 2012 has an article written by Ryan Service (Why are we so badly dressed at church?) which speaks of the role neat clothing can have on evangelising and showing dignity and respect for faith.  He says: “We will perhaps never reclaim Sunday as it once was and wearing a suit will not necessarily draw more people to Christ. But our effort, our approach, our work and our dignity in preparing for Sunday will.”

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POSTED 19 Sep 2012
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Kenya violence

OpenDoors reports that at least 18 people died, while 66 were wounded, in the north eastern town of Garissa in Kenya on Sunday 1 July. Assailants wearing balaclavas simultaneously burst into the Africa Inland Church (AIC) and Lady of Consolata Catholic Church, shooting at worshippers and detonating grenades. Two policemen guarding the AIC were among those killed – four of the injured remain in critical condition in Nairobi hospitals. For story click here.

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” Romans 8:35

Action: Open Doors asks that you pray for the Lords comfort for the bereaved and injured and for the OpenDoors workers in the country as they investigate the attacks and determine a response.

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POSTED 16 Jul 2012
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Sunday Trading

WA MLC Nick Goiran spoke in Parliament on 22 May 2012 against the WA Govt’s push to deregulate retail trading hours. He called on the Labor Party to reintroduce a motion, which it had put forward in the lower house, into the upper house. The amendment motion had called to exempt Easter Sunday as a trading day, alongside Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day. He said the Govt should respect the 2005 referendum where the majority of Western Australians rejected Sunday Trading. For full speach click here. Mr Goiran will continue his speech in Parliament in the coming days and Gleanings will keep you informed of when this occurs.

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POSTED 11 Jun 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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