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.
Len Baglow of the APCVA executive responds to The US President’s announcement on the use of torture. Read the article
This past week the world has hung with some trepidation on Donald Trump delivering his inauguration speech. It is expected to provide some clues as to how he will operate and what his focus as President will be. Marcus Borg, in his book Reading the Bible Again for the First
Portrait of the Bishop takenfrom ProgressiveChristianity.org Pastor David Felten, having learned of Bishop John Shelby Spong’s recent stroke, writes a heartfelt letter to this leader of the Progressive Christian movement. Bishop Spong’s ideas worked to popularise an alternative to dogmatic, literalist Christianity. The bishop’s notoriety as an iconoclast and rouge
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
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