By Jane Still, Communications & Fundraising Manager, Anglicord
The government and people of Australia have been issued a prophetic challenge by The Environment Working Group of the General Synod (the national parliament) of the Anglican Church of Australia, to take up their moral responsibility to reduce carbon emissions, and it says paying for the cost of carbon pollution will be a necessary part of that action.
By David Crampton, Ecumencial News International
SYDNEY--Australian church leaders are criticizing a government solution to deport hundreds of asylum seekers to Malaysia as a "swap" to settle 4000 refugees from Malaysian detention centers.
Issued by the Diocese of Ballarat.
It is with great joy that we convey that the next Bishop of Ballarat is to be the Right Reverend Garry Weatherill. Bishop Garry was elected by the Bishop Election Board, chaired by Ms Alice Knight. Bishop Garry will be enthroned in Christ Church Cathedral Ballarat on Saturday, November 5 at 11 AM.
An address by Dr Phillip Aspinall, Primate and Archbishop of Brisbane, at the All Saints' Church Service Sunday 16 January 2011.
We come together this morning to a certain extent still in a state of shock about what’s happened in the past week. Though it’s not the first flood to hit Ipswich and Brisbane with such devastating force, and may not be the last, that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with the grief and pain and heartache of what’s happened this time.
How can there be a God when people are suffering through floods and fires? How can God sit back and allow bad things to happen to good people? A new online resource from the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne offers answers to these and other difficult questions as the Church seeks to engage directly with the rising “New Atheism” phenomenon.
Anglicans in the Australian diocese of Perth are calling on others across the Communion to join them in giving newcomers from overseas a warm Christian welcome.