Blue Flower

Australian Christian Lobby
 
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27 November 2014

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This weekend Victorians go to the polls in probably the most important election in a generation.

There are big issues at stake this election that directly effect the Christian constituency.

For more information about what's at stake and to compare the party's policies and MP's voting records visit victoriavotes.org.au

Whether you're in Victoria or elsewhere in Australia, please be praying for the outcome of the election.

God bless

The ACL Team

 

 

 

3 keys to winning the marriage debate

By Lyle Shelton

On Wednesday extreme libertarian Senator David Leyonhjelm introduced a bill into the Senate to remove the millennia-old idea that marriage is between two people of complementary gender.

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Why the Coalition should vote as a bloc to preserve the definition of marriage

MEDIA RELEASE

The Australian Christian Lobby has called on the Liberal Party room to uphold marriage between a man and a woman.

“The real conscience issue here is whether or not a child has a right to their biological mother and father,” ACL managing director Lyle Shelton said.

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School freedom denied by Daniel Andrews

MEDIA RELEASE

Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews’ plans to force the Safe Schools Coalition Victoria programme on to every government high school threatens the autonomy of principals and school communities, the Australian Christian Lobby has said.

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Countdown to the Victorian election

By Daniel Simon

The Victorian election takes place on Saturday, November 29. ACL’s Victoria Director Dan Flynn has been running ACL’s campaigns in the lead up to the election, as well as running Meet Your Candidate forums around the state.

In this interview he covers the main issues at stake, and discusses the political mood in Victoria as we look ahead to election day.

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Geoff Shaw MP tells Christians to take responsibility combating homelessness

By Dan Flynn

Gateway Worship and Creative Arts Centre held a forum for the candidates of the Frankston electorate to present their opinions, in relation to the upcoming election, to the 150 Christians in attendance.

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Victoria’s abortion law and the right to free conscience

One of the key issues leading up to the Victorian election has been the issue of freedom of conscience for medical professionals under the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008.

Dr Jane Thompson is a medical doctor and a member of the group Doctors Conscience. In this interview, she explains the problem with the law in Victoria and how it needs to be fixed.

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Applications open for ACL's 2015 Gap Week

Gap week is for Christian young people with an interest in politics, cultural engagement or public life.

If you are considering the Lachlan Macquarie Internship, or a future in politics, policy, media, law,or a similar field, then Gap Week is a perfect opportunity for you.

The program focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, networks, character and foundations needed to bring Christ into these fields and make a lasting impact. It involves instruction from top thinkers and leaders, and community with like-minded believers.

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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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Many Faiths, Common View on Marriage: Men and Women Are Created for Each Other

By Ryan T Anderson at the Daily Signal

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I’m particularly thankful for marriage—both on a personal level and for the critical role it plays in society. Today, my parents will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. And last week, I was able to join hundreds from around the world at an International Interfaith Colloquium hosted by Pope Francis at the Vatican on the complementarity of man and woman.

Read more at the Daily Signal


 

Reflecting on a Life of Service

By Daniel Simon

Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini died earlier in November at the age of 58. He gave his life to the study and the discussion of ethics, in particular bioethics and the concept of human dignity.

Director of Queensland Bioethics Centre Dr Ray Campbell was a friend and colleague of Professor Tonti-Filippini, and spoke at his funeral last week. In this interview, Dr Campbell reflects on the life and work of his friend.

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