Roundup: Sydney Alliance, Theodora Hobbs, military presence in Papua, same-sex marriage
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.
A national opinion poll has found a majority of Australian Christians believe same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
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.
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.
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.