Roundup: Social benefit bonds, Jesus tweets Easter, the priesthood of the Christ, water and security, Children’s Commissioner,

Roundup: Social benefit bonds, Jesus tweets Easter, the priesthood of the Christ, water and security, Children’s Commissioner,

‘Jesus’ tweets the Easter story

Christian social media users may be wondering “What would Jesus tweet?” when it comes to the Easter story.

Water as vital to national security as defence – UN

Stresses on water supplies aggravated by climate change are likely to cause more conflicts and water should be considered as vital to national security as defence, a United Nations report said on Friday.

Children’s Commissioner outlines key priorities as she begins her new role

On her first day at the Australian Human Rights Commission, the incoming National Children’s Commissioner, Ms Megan Mitchell, has said she would like children’s voices to feature more prominently in the issues that affect them.

Bond plan to get funds for welfare programs

Big businesses and wealthy individuals will be asked to invest in community welfare under a new plan to be launched by the state government on Wednesday.

NSW signs Australia’s first social benefit bond

The NSW Government has signed a contract with UnitingCare Burnside for Australia’s first Social Benefit Bond.

NSW trials ‘social benefit’ bonds

The NSW government has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with not-for-profit UnitingCare Burnside under a new funding model for social services – such as foster care and prisons – that will form a new asset class for institutional investors.

Mission and the priesthood of the Christ

“The more I have reflected on the roles of Israel and the church as priestly communities, the more I have come to appreciate that the community’s calling is to manifest and bear witness to life in the midst of death.”

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