Roundup: Burnside centenary, immigration detention, Christians in the Middle East, the Church in the future, evil, Sri Lanka, evangelism resources
Just imagine this scenario. I am a European Union citizen, Armenian by ethnicity, Christian by faith, and living in the UK. The country is going through turbulent and perhaps even violent times. There are popular revolts sweeping across many major towns and cities as men and women have risen up against an authoritarian government that had ridden roughshod over their rights, freedoms and collective dignity and had been ruling them almost by diktat for long years.
The church in the UK may be getting smaller, but the evangelical portion is growing in strength. Perhaps the loss of the liberal wing will sharpen the perception of the Christian message in the rest of the culture.
The moment we begin to ask questions about the nature of evil, we begin to understand how difficult it is to answer them.
Sri Lanka has denounced the decision to submit a report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva accusing troops of killing thousands of civilians.
I feel that nowadays the media and Hollywood are teaching and modelling moral values and practices more significantly than the Christian churches, says Ross Neville in the Spring 2011 edition of Evangelism Resources Direct.
Families came out in force last week to celebrate UnitingCare Burnside’s 100 years of providing care for vulnerable children, young people and families.
Australia’s system of mandatory, prolonged and indefinite detention should be reformed so that immigration detention is used as a last resort and for the shortest possible time, the Australian Human Rights Commission has said in its submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Immigration Detention Network.