Roundup: Prayers for peace, Kopassus scrutiny, homelessness, caring for children

Roundup: Prayers for peace, Kopassus scrutiny, homelessness, caring for children

Peace convocation to inspire prayer

Each year on September 21 the World Council of Churches calls churches and parishes to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace. This year the WCC is asking the 1,000 people who attended the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Kingston in May 2011 to offer a prayer for peace as a follow-up to that important event.

Indonesian special forces paranoid over Papua

Australian academics, church leaders, businessmen and journalists have been targeted by Indonesia’s military for their supposed support of independence in the troubled region of Papua, a cache of documents and intelligence reports from the elite special forces unit Kopassus reveals.

Homeless rate rising in Hornsby

A community outreach service that provides food to homeless people in Hornsby has seen the homeless rate double over the past year.

Because children matter

This year, UnitingCare Burnside celebrates 100 years of caring for children. To honour this achievement, Burnside is telling 50 stories from its service users, staff and supporters — one story each day.

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