Roundup: Civil solidarity, melting ice, Malaysian agreement, Time for Creation, dialogue, Blake Prize
A call for solidarity with the poor was delivered to a gathering of religious, political and civil society leaders from all over the world by one of the presidents of the World Council of Churches.
Reports focus on the possibility a record minimum for Arctic sea ice in September, but a major loss during the early summer months is climatologically more important.
The Human Rights Commission has expressed its concern that the Migration Act and the Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act will be amended to enable third-country processing of asylum seekers.
During September, churches and organizations from Germany to Australia, India to South Africa, the Pacific to North America, are observing the “Time for Creation”, a month-long celebration of creation and demonstration of concern for climate justice.
The Roman Catholic Church has embarked on a new initiative that, if successful, could lead to a future based on open and sincere dialogue with the secular world.
The Blake Prize, which turns 60 this week, has evolved to reflect modern Australia’s range of cultures and beliefs.