Manus Island and a lament for Reza Barati, domestic violence and theology, the complexities of dying with dignity legislation, Melbourne developments and more in this month’s APCVA newsletter. APCVA July Newsletter 2017 for web
There will be a special meeting of APCVA members and supporters to discuss Victorian issues, possible responses, and how people can be empowered to be more active for justice and inclusion. Venue – Habitat Uniting Church, corner of Mont Albert and Burke Roads, Canterbury When – Sunday 16th July 2017
Get all the latest news from A Progressive Christian Voice Australia in our June newsletter APCVA June Newsletter 2017
See our latest articles from June on Religious activism versus religious extremism The church and violence against women Uluru statement from the heart
Several members of A Progressive Christian Voice Australia (APCVA) have made submissions to the recent Senate Select Committee on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill. APCVA is an active supporter of marriage equality. The individual submissions are available below Peter Catt Susan Pickering Margaret Mayman and
Peter Catt in his role as chair of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce has been quoted in the Fairfax media regarding the safety of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island. In the article he states that even if the arrangement with the United States continued, the government must act
A thoughtful Easter message by APCVA president, Peter Catt, has been published in the Brisbane Times. It is a reflection not only on marriage equality, but also bullying, power and the alternative narratives that Easter brings. See the full article here.
Submission to Senate Inquiry on Omnibus Bill The APCVA has made a submission to the Senate Inquiry on the SSLA (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017. We are particularly concerned about cuts to Newstart, Youth Allowancae, Austudy and the Pensioners Education Supplement. See our full submission here. Submission
What is Progressive Christianity? The answer to this question is not straightforward, but this short primer can start a conversation on what it means to be a progressive christian. Read an introduction here.
In the week that Donald Trump tried to ban Syrian refugees from the USA I was struck by the story of Omar Al-Shogre who survived in Assad’s infamous prison system. Omar was only 17 when he was arrested. When he was released 3 years later he weighed only 35 kilograms.