Justice, compassion and asylum seekers

Three things give Christmas Island its reputation: phosphate mining (now in its last decade), the natural environment (who could forget those amazing red crabs), and the four detention centres where asylum seekers are housed while they await processing. The issue of desperate people trying to get to Australia in leaky boats deeply divides the community, …

Is Australia a Christian nation?

Four days ago the Rev Fred Nile made a stirring speech in the NSW Upper House on the subject of Australia as a Christian nation. American Christians often claim the United States as a Christian nation, founded by men who took their faith seriously and instilled Christian principles in the country’s central institutions and laws. …

Hope for Creation

Christians around the world are gathering today (Sunday 6 November), under the banner of Hope for Creation, to pray about the growing negative impact of climate change in our world. It’s an opportunity to engage in a public conversation that has for too long been dominated by science and politics.  Through prayer, Christians are seeking …

N.T. Wright on the death penalty

Here's what British bishop and New Testament scholar N.T. Wright wrote in a recent piece for The Washington Post: You can’t reconcile being pro-life on abortion and pro-death on the death penalty. … Mind you, there is in my view just as illogical a position on the part of those who solidly oppose the death …

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