Roundup: Fiji, minister mayor, Jesus on Facebook, HIV, community gardens, Pacific churches

Roundup: Fiji, minister mayor, Jesus on Facebook, HIV, community gardens, Pacific churches

Facebook Page for Jesus, With Highly Active Fans

For the last three months, more people have “Liked,” commented and shared content on the Jesus Daily than on any other Facebook page.

Minister wins Wollongong mayoral race

A Uniting Church minister who incurred the wrath of political enemies for declaring heroin a ‘‘medical problem’’ rather than a criminal one has claimed victory in Wollongong’s lord mayoral election.

Rethinking theology for HIV response

For churches in Africa, the Old Testament has historically occupied a prominent place in theological thinking. “Our theology is constructed with the image of God in the Old Testament,” reflects Charles Klagba, theological consultant for the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa.

Community plot

The Young Community Garden project is going ahead in leaps and bounds, but there is still plenty to be done and now the committee is calling for more people power to get the job done.

Gardeners spring into action

Members of the community who are involved with “Feed My People” community garden were at it again last weekend.

Wollongong voters back independent Mayor

Voters in Wollongong, south of Sydney, appear to have elected an independent Lord Mayor, as the city returns to an elected council for the first time since a corruption scandal hit more than three years ago.

 

Protest against deteriorating Fijian human rights

Hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders have taken part in protests against deteriorating human rights in Fiji. Unionists, teachers and church groups gathered in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Wellington.

Golden anniversary of the Pacific Conference of Churches

In a gala commemoration of a half-century of Christian witness, the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) has returned to the Malua Theological College in Samoa where its first representatives assembled in 1961.

Overseas churches respond to crackdown on Fiji Methodists

There’s been a strong response from overseas churches to the crackdown on the Methodist Church by Fiji’s interim government.

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