Roundup: Soul Surfer, milk pricing, Nails of the Cross, Peace Sunday, deaths in custody.
Too many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are being incarcerated when custody should be the last resort, Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda said.
On Sunday May 22, Christians and churches across the world are being encouraged by the World Council of Churches to celebrate God’s peace in their worship services, to hold a Peace Sunday dawn vigil, to plant a tree as an act of peace or to use social media to share prayers for peace with Christians around the world.
Simcha Jacobovici’s The Nails of the Cross claims that the artifacts turned up in a Tel Aviv lab; many call the film a publicity stunt.
Churches across Victoria and Tasmania have been gathering signatures to call on the Government to adopt the recommendations of a Senate report on competition and pricing in the dairy industry.
Battles over how to portray religious themes in movies are becoming more common, as Hollywood becomes more open to addressing faith and marketing movies to religious audiences but worries about alienating nonreligious audiences or viewers from other traditions.