Roundup: Occupy and Jesus and Advent and space, gay marriage, school chaplains, street van, waiting, religious tolerance and freedom, emissions,

Roundup: Occupy and Jesus and Advent and space, gay marriage, school chaplains, street van, waiting, religious tolerance and freedom, emissions,

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Advent: A gift of waiting

New street van supports Newcastle youth

Youong people in Newcastle will have better access to support and services thanks to the latest addition to Wesley Mission Newcastle’s outreach program, a state-of-the-art street van.

Equal rights for all the measure for assessing freedom of religion

An international study process developed by the World Council of Churches (WCC) is preparing a report on freedom of religion as a fundamental human right for all.

Carbon emissions show biggest jump ever recorded

Global emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel burning jumped by the largest amount on record last year, upending the notion that the brief decline during the recession might persist through the recovery.

Will religious tolerance in Indonesia continue?

Maintaining good relationships and understanding are key to building better interfaith relations.

Christian group ready for bigger chaplaincy role

Access Ministries, a Victorian provider of chaplains and religious instructors, which has been accused of proselytising, plans to provide Christian workers to schools across the nation from next year under an enlarged chaplaincy program.

What to expect from the anti-gay marriage brigade

Campaigners will say same-sex marriage is a threat to the family, religious freedom and civilisation itself.

Occupy and space

The quote from Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail made more sense than it ever has. And it has always made great sense. Many clergy hide behind “the anesthetising security of stained glass windows,” he said in 1963.

A revolution of hope

In this time of global and national decline, economically, socially and morally, how do we take up the spiritual task of waiting this Advent? For what or whom do we hope in this season of longing?

Williams says Jesus would be siding with Occupy movement

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says Jesus would have joined protesters from the anti-corporate Occupy movement who have been camped outside London’s St Paul’s Cathedral for more than seven weeks.

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