What's the most significant challenge facing Christians in our nation today? Canberra's BusinessLife Network asked Archbishop Ben Kwashi from Nigeria to reflect on the challenges facing Christians in his nation. WAYNE BRIGHTON reflects on some features of the Australian soul that come into stark relief.
“Faithful Anglicans hold a wide variety of views” on same-sex marriage. These reassuring words from Bishop Stuart Robinson provided the backdrop for a dialogue at the annual Diocesan Synod on what he described as one of the “most difficult” decisions facing the nation. PAUL OSBOURNE writes.
The annual meeting of Synod gathered in Goulburn from Friday 11 until Sunday 13 September. WAYNE BRIGHTON reports on the presidential address as Bishop Stuart Robinson shared how the diocese is developing the dream into a reality.
What is at stake in efforts to build reconciliation between Australia's settler and indigenous peoples? Is it just about living standards or is there something deeper involved? RUSSELL ROLLASON explores the spiritual dimension of this vexed national issue.
Momentum is building in the lead-up to the UN climate talks in Paris that begin on 30 November 2015 and are crucial to our future. What – and who – will cause the tipping point that will lead to the bold decisions we need being taken before it is too late?
Pioneer Workshop -
The widely respected theologian of the fresh expressions movement in the UK is visiting Canberra next month. He will be hosting a workshop for leaders interested in:
Living Waters 2015 -
'Seeking the Lord Afresh' is the theme of the 2015 Conference. It will feature Archbishop Ben Kwashi from Nigeria along with the Revd Christ Viljoen from South Africa and the Revd Ian Ballentine from Northern Ireland.
Refugee Rally 2015 -
Join community, faith, political, student and union groups around the country to demand an end to our government's cruelty towards asylum seekers and refugees.
Garema Place, Canberra City, 1pm
Fashion Exchange -
Swap, learn and buy your part in making fashion free from human trafficking. Bring your clothes to swap. For every item you bring, you will receive a token to choose an item.
St John's Canberra, 43 Constitution Avenue, Reid. Cost $10 or $15 at the door.
Bush Church Aid has launched a new look website! It now enables people to:
Visit bushchurchaid.com.au now and discover how together, we're going the distance to reach Australians for Christ!
The Archbishop of Canterbury today wrote to all 37 Primates inviting them to attend a special Primates’ gathering in Canterbury (11-16 January 2016) to reflect and pray together concerning the future of the Anglican Communion ahead of the next Lambeth Conference scheduled for 2016.
The meeting would be an opportunity for Primates to discuss key issues face to face, including a review of the structures of the Anglican Communion and to decide together their approach to the next Lambeth Conference. Primates are encouraged to send in contributions to the agenda which is likely to include the issues of religiously-motivated violence, the protection of children and vulnerable adults, the environment and human sexuality.
Your prayers would be most welcome given the pronounced tensions that characterise our life together internationally.
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