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Justice (sermon)

1 Corinthians 9:7-12 Baptists are “gospel” people.  That is, they take the Bible seriously, find deep meaning and significance in the Gospel events (the birth, death, resurrection, ascension and return of Jesus Christ), expect and pray for people to experience the “new birth,” and are committed to expressing their faith […]

Speech for Work-Life Balance Forum

Speech by Rev Rod Benson at a Sydney Alliance-organised event in Sydney, 13 November 2012 I stand here today on behalf of Baptists throughout NSW to assure politicians, business leaders, workers and families that Baptists oppose the further erosion of provisions for restricted trading days. We expect our government to […]

Launch of Take the Time campaign

On Thursday I spoke at the launch of “Take the Time” a union-led campaign to resist further deregulation of retail trading hours on days such as Boxing Day, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day. The campaign has brought together churches, unions and community groups concerned about the negative impact of bowing […]

Speech at launch of Take the Time

I would like to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet tonight, and pay respect to their elders past and present, and I extend that respect to other Indigenous people present here tonight. Greetings from the Baptist Churches […]

Justice and retail trading laws

My submission to the NSW Review of Retail Trading, 24 October 2011: Dear Executive Director, The Baptist Union of NSW welcomes the current Review into Shop Trading Provisions of the Retail Trading Act 2008 and the associated Discussion Paper released in September 2011. I have been invited to prepare a […]