Roundup: Sydney Alliance, Theodora Hobbs, military presence in Papua, same-sex marriage

Roundup: Sydney Alliance, Theodora Hobbs, military presence in Papua, same-sex marriage

Clergy back marriage equality

A group of prominent Australian Christian clergy have put their support for same-sex marriage on the record a day before Christian opponents of marriage equality stage a rally in the Great Hall of Parliament in Canberra.

Many Christians don’t mind gay marriage

A national opinion poll has found a majority of Australian Christians believe same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.

Sydney joins forces to fight violence

A coalition of religious, ethnic, health and community groups will be launched in Sydney next month, aiming to prevent the kind of violence and upheaval that began convulsing Britain ten days ago.

Minister prayed for fair church

Theodora Hobbs was the last woman Presbyterian minister ordained in NSW. She served at Abbotsford-Five Dock for almost six years, as well as being a chaplain at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for 15 years.

TNI dismisses OZ media reports on Papua

The Indonesian Military (TNI) on Sunday questioned the validity of documents cited in Australian media reports on its sprawling military presence in Papua, saying the reports were sympathetic to Papua’s push for independence.

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