Roundup: Churches in decline, problem gambling, Israel-Palestine, detention, climage change

Roundup: Churches in decline, problem gambling, Israel-Palestine, detention, climage change

Mental health impacts of indefinite detention a major concern

The Australian Human Rights Commission has raised serious concerns about the mental health impacts of indefinite detention on people held at the Curtin Immigration Detention Centre.

Churches raise ethical dimensions in climate change debate

Climate change is impacting human life and nature in severe ways, yet it is the vulnerable who suffer most, say world church eco-advocates.

WCC sees opportunity for peace in Palestine’s UN application

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has today urged strong positive action by the United Nations on behalf of Palestine. While the WCC has advocated justice for Palestinians and Israelis for decades, the United Nations Security Council’s consideration of full membership for Palestine was hailed by the WCC and regional churches as an opportunity for peace.

Israeli-Palestinian Border

Key issues explained, the battle of the barrier, the settlement issue and how the two sides can share the Holy City.

Problem gambling

The gambler’s side of the pokies reform debate.

Mainline is oldline

American congregations have grown less healthy in the last decade, with fewer people in the pews and aging memberships, according to a new Hartford Seminary study.

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