New legislation strips away checks on Ministerial powers

Written by Refugee Council of Australia Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:23

The Federal Government’s new legislation to change asylum and maritime powers laws is a comprehensive assault on Australia’s obligations to protect victims of persecution, giving the Immigration Minister greater power than ever before to act as he wishes, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) says.


Queensland Churches Together 2014 Assembly

Written by Dr Joe Goodall Monday, 27 October 2014 19:10

Queensland Churches Together 2014 Meeting of the Assembly was held on 18 October in Toowoomba and hosted by St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church.  Here is a reflection by QCT President, Dr Joe Goodall


Bishop Michael Putney Memorial Lecture

Written by Queensland Churches Together Thursday, 23 October 2014 17:41

Queensland Churches Together and Brisbane Roman Catholic Commission for Ecumenism & Inter-religious Relations invites you to the Bishop Michael Putney Memorial Lecture on Friday 21st November 2014.


Heads of Churches and leaders of the Islamic Community meet

Written by Queensland Churches Together Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:38

On Monday 20 October the Heads of Christian Churches met with members of the Islamic Council of Queensland to consider ways of strengthening relations between the Christian and Islamic communities in the State, that promote respect and harmony.


G20 Interfaith Summit - Economic Development & Religious Freedom

Written by Brian J. Adams Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:07

Religion plays a major role in global events today, including issues from medical ethics to cross-border conflicts to macroeconomic trends. However, religion can be misunderstood or even overlooked as a factor in world events.


Two Latin American churches speak about diversity, communion and urban life

Written by WCC Media Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:03

In significant events last week, the Evangelical Church of the River Plate (IERP) and the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil (IECLB), two member churches of the World Council of Churches (WCC), held leadership elections while reflecting on issues of diversity, communion and challenges posed by the emerging contexts of urban life in the region.


Defence Sunday

Written by Anglican Bishop to the Defence Force Friday, 17 October 2014 08:28

While Remembrance Day recalls the tragedy of World War 1 and the hope for peace which came with the Armistice on 11 November 1918, the experiences of the 20th Century and the first decade of this century, reveals that this hope remains unfulfilled.