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Responses to Australian Wildfires

At least two Australian bishops have written to their dioceses in the wake of the devastating bush fires currently engulfing much of the continent.

From Bishop Richard Treloar of Gippsland:

Our hearts and hands go out to the people of the eastern region in your grief and loss, as you seek to come to terms with the trauma you have faced and the devastation caused to lives and livelihoods, to property, stock, towns, and to the creation itself.

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Anglican Primate welcomes the Australian majority voting on the rights of a minority

Malcolm Turnbull is now the prime minister of Australia. During his campaign, he made promises, as all politicians do when running for office. One of his promises was a referendum on marriage equality in Australia. Now as the leader of the coalition government, it appears that a referendum will eventually be placed before the people of Australia. The Anglican Primate of Australia has weighed into the preliminary discussion.

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Australian anti-Muslim protesters interrupt church service

Protesters dressed as Muslims interrupted a church service in New South Wales, Australia on Sunday, chanting anti-Islamic slogans and playing verses from the Quran on a bullhorn. The rector of Gosford Anglican Church, the Reverend Rod Bower, posted later on the church’s Facebook page “A right wing hate group violated our sacred space and traumatised and terrorised our congregation this morning. They unwittingly provided a perfect sermon illustration for today’s Gospel Luke 12:49-56. “Jesus said I did not come to bring peace”. […]

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You will be my witness…to the ends of the earth

The Bishop of the Diocese of Port Moresby in the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea (ACPNG), the Rt Revd Denny Guka, wanted to accompany three brothers of the Melanesian Brotherhood to the village of Pivo. It is one of the remotest villages in the world with an Anglican presence. The diocese is building a chapel, an elementary school and an adult education center in Pivo. The journey from his See in Port Moresby began with a six-hour truck drive from […]

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The Anglican Church of Australia gains bishop to Aboriginal peoples

Because of North America being east of the international date line, the deed is likely done. Saturday 11 APR 2015 the Diocese of Adelaide is planning to consecrate the Revd Chris McLeod a bishop for the Anglican Church of Australia, to serve as an assisting bishop with a special responsibility to work along side Aboriginal people in south Australia. Of Aboriginal descent himself, he has worked in Aboriginal ministry for over 20 years. Archbishop of Adelaid and Metropolitan of South […]

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