Blue Flower

Australian Christian Lobby
 
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6 November 2014

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Last Sunday was an important day.

On Solidarity Sunday over 700 churches united to pray for and raise awareness about global persecution.

As part of the campaign to raise awareness, churches of all denominations, shapes and sizes have been posting photos like the one above from Nowra City Church.

 

Of course we don't stop praying for the persecuted just because Solidarity Sunday is over.

Please keep our brothers and sisters in your prayers as they make a stand for Christ.

Blessings

The ACL Team

 

 

Why Labor’s policy will hurt Christian schools

By Lyle Shelton

Freedoms taken for granted are being radically re-shaped and most of us are largely oblivious.

If elected on November 29, Victorian Labor is vowing to strip religious schools and organisations of the freedom to select staff who share their ethos.

Keep reading

Read the media release

Listen to the interview with ACL's Victorian Director


 

Wendouree candidates face questions about school freedom

By Dan Flynn

The warmth of democracy was on display as Wendouree candidates and voters exchanged views in Victoria's equal most marginal seat, at a forum on Wednesday night, organised by the Australian Christian Lobby and Ballarat churches.

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ADF Senior Counsel reflects on religious freedom

ACL’s annual National Conference was held in Canberra on October 24-25. One of the speakers was Roger Kiska, Senior Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom in Europe. ADF provides legal services to the growing number of Christians being persecuted in the West for holding firm to their religious convictions.

Roger spoke with ACL’s Daniel Simon after the conference. In Part 3 of this interview, Roger talks about the legal arguments ADF uses as it defends religious freedom, and also about Christian history and culture, still so prominent in Europe and the West.

Listen to the interview


 

Developing leaders in public policy

If you are a postgraduate Christian and considering a career in public policy, law, media or politics, then the Lachlan Macquarie Internship will provide you the intellectual foundation, essential networks, and formative vision required to effectively engage faith and culture.

The course is a 3-month intensive, living in academic community with a range of top lecturers and dinners with prominent Australians.  Scholarships are provided for all successful applicants, and positions are now open for the Autumn 2015 intake.

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Christians unite on Solidarity Sunday

By Daniel Simon

Christians around Australia united in solidarity on Sunday for the persecuted church in the Middle East. Over a dozen denominations and Christian organisations got behind the event, sending the message that we have not forgotten our fellow Christians who are suffering for the faith we share in common.

In this interview ACL’s Daniel Simon spoke to Father Geoff Harvey from the Good Shepherd Orthodox Mission in Melbourne, one of over 700 churches involved in Solidarity Sunday.

Listen to the interview


 

How candidates in Victoria’s most marginal seat reached out to Christians

By Dan Flynn

Candidates connect with Christian voters at Yan Yean Meet Your Candidate Forum.

Last night Danielle Green MP (ALP) and Sam Ozturk (Lib) attended the ACL Yan Yean Candidates Forum held at St John’s Anglican Church, Diamond Creek.

Read more


For the diary - a selection of upcoming events

10 November - An evening with Graham Power, G20 Event in Qld

13 November - Important Conversations Q&A panel G20 Event in Qld

14-16 November - Conference, Caring for the garden in a fallen world, NSW

16 November - G20 Church service with Hon John Anderson, Qld