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Come For Two Weeks In December

Community Orientation Course (Two weeks) Come and join us in West End, Brisbane, Australia for two weeks in December. The course is a two-week, grass-roots, face-to-face, show-and-tell, do-it-and-discuss-it intro to Christ-centred community work. A range of inputs from people involved with aborigines, refugees and people with dis-abilities in the neighbourhood. Most of the time participants […]

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Pope’s Message To Muslims

To Muslims throughout the World It gives me great pleasure to greet you as you celebrate Id al-Fitr, so concluding the month of Ramadan, dedicated mainly to fasting, prayer and almsgiving. It is a tradition by now that, on this occasion, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sends you a message of good wishes, together […]

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A Plan To Save Asylum Seekers

We need to take action immediately to save the lives of desperate people coming to us for protection. Our eight point action plan would give people seeking asylum across the region less reason to board dangerous boats and can be adopted immediately. WHAT ARE THE GREENS DOING TODAY? The Greens have a plan that is legal, respects […]

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Vigil To Close Guatanamo

July 13 White House Vigil to Support the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers–Close Guantanamo & End Indefinite Detention Over 106 Prisoners on Hunger Strike, 45 Force Fed When: Friday, July 13, 2013, Noon – 1:00 p.m. Where: White House-North side on Pennsylvania Ave. “Where is the world to save us from torture? Where is the world to […]

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1000 Days To Go – Finish The Race

With 1000 days to go until the Millennium Development Goals’ deadline, we hope you’re ready to join us as we launch into the action phase of our Finish the Race campaign. Below are two ways you can take immediate action with us. 1. Join us in PrayAct – 8 days of prayer for the MDGs […]

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CPT: Ten Years Of Action In Iraq

Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Christian Peacemaker Teams, together with uncounted Iraqi families, laments the carnage that continues to echo from that moment. Reports sent before, during and after the invasion brought rare, non-embedded perspectives that helped earn CPT a reputation for reliable, independent reporting, broad partnering and bold action. Here are […]

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Muslims Must Protect Christians

Posted: 03/18/2013 4:57 pm Dr. Faheem Younus Muslim, professor, doctor and philanthropist Billa was his nickname. A poor, uneducated Christian boy who cleaned sewer lines, removed garbage and, on a good day, played cricket with us on the streets of Lahore. I fondly remember how he could hit the ball out of the park and […]

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Neighbors In A Multi-Faith World

Mark S. Hurst and Nathan Hobby – 02/07/13 Jan. 26 is Australia Day, the equivalent of the American Fourth of July holiday. Over the Australia Day weekend the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) held its biennial conference in Sydney with the theme “From Pieces to Peace: More Than Just Neighbours in a […]

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Join Us At Passionfest 2013

Dave Andrews will be speaking at Passionfest in February about “Radical, Magical, Mystical Inclusive Community Ministry” and “Being The Change We Want To See In The World”. Join us if you can.http://www.facebook.com/passionfest Passionfest 2013 Kia Ora! Welcome to Passionfest 2013. This time round it’s all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help out in […]

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From Pieces To Peace: More Than Just Neighbours In A Multi-Faith World

Check out AAANZ webpage for the national conference in Sydney on the Australia Day weekend – that is next weekend! – ‘From Pieces to Peace: More than just neighbours in a multi-faith world.’  http://www.facebook.com/FromPiecesToPeace2013 Speakers include Dave Andrews (Waiters’ Union), Jarrod McKenna (World Vision), Matt Anslow (TEAR), Nora Amath (Australian Muslim Advocates for the Welfare […]

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Don’t Divert Overseas Aid

The Government is considering diverting money from poverty-reducing aid As you have heard, the Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, has revealed plans to divert at least $375 million of Australia’s poverty-focused aid program to fund rising refugee support costs at home in Australia. Not only would this reduce the amount available for poverty-focused programs overseas, but it would […]

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Protect people seeking protection

On 22 January 1954, Australia became one of the first signatories to a landmark agreement to protect the world’s asylum seekers and refugees. Under the Refugee Convention, refugees deserve as a minimum the same standards of treatment enjoyed by other foreign nationals in a given country and, in many cases, the same treatment as nationals. […]

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