Roundup: Genesis, famine alarm, same-sex marriage, refugees, inclusiveness, spirituality
Now some conservative scholars are saying publicly that they can no longer believe the Genesis account.
In comments to staff of the World Council of Churches on August 18, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed alarm at the “blocking and hindering of the food supply in famine-struck Somalia, with the effect that more and more people are dying. This interference with humanitarian aid is inhumane and must be strongly condemned.”
Australians for Marriage Equality have launched a new website aimed at highlighting support for same-sex marriage within the Christian community.
The plight of refugees in Australia will be the focus of a special event later this month hosted by the Bathurst Refugee Support Group.
The full inclusion of lesbian and gay people in the Christian Church has come one step closer with the induction of two openly gay ministers in Uniting Churches in Sydney.
Franciscan priest Richard Rohr—author of, among other titles, The Naked Now and From Wild Man to Wise Man—has written his most sage, most important book yet.