Is the prospect of jobs and growth worth it? Photo: AAP Sign a petition at act.350.org to stop the Adani-Carmichael mega coal mine, a project set to stream 60 million tonnes of coal per year out of Queensland’s Galilee Basin and into Adani owned Indian coal burning power plants. Each
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Supporters of same-sex marriage during a rally in Brisbane this year. Several faith leaders are sending out the message that advocacy for LGBTI rights and religion go hand in hand. Photograph: Sarah Motherwell/AAP Earlier last month, Australia’s first inter-faith forum on marriage equality in Canberra saw progressive representatives of various
The Rev’d Dr Ray Barraclough is an Anglican Priest and is a member of the APCVA Committee. In this piece he reminds us that some use the Bible to sanction violence towards LGBTI people. He calls for this to be ‘outed’ and rejected. To read the full piece click here.
This piece by APCVA President, Peter Catt, was first published in various Fairfax publications on Sunday 31st May, the first day of Reconciliation Week http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/black-armband-view-of-history-necessary-for-healing-20150531-ghculq.html When Michael Clarke took to the cricket field wearing a black armband it was seen as a positive act of solidarity. It was his way
Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project The Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project was set up by Queensland Churches Together some 23 years ago to highlight this issue. Over the years it has produced resources such as the “Not in My Church” DVD and the booklet “Questions Women Ask About
In February APCVA helped to bring a focus on the role that Male Headship has in masking and perpetuating Domestic Violence. Journalist Julia Baird took up the issue (read previous posts here). As a result the issue has been receiving important coverage. Some of the stories are harrowing. Isabella Young’s
A CHALLENGE FACING AUSTRALIAN ‘MALE-HEADSHIP CHURCHES’ Comment by Ray Barraclough of A PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN VOICE (AUSTRALIA) The choice of Rosie Batty as Australian of the year has highlighted the need for domestic violence to be addressed in Australia. Ms Batty wants an overhaul of the “system” of domestic relationships and