Roundup: Water, aged care, church by Facebook, refugee policy, Occupy
From Durban in South Africa to Busan in South Korea, water must be high on the agenda of international summits, conferences and church assemblies, according to participants in the Ecumenical Water Network Forum.
Representatives from Australia’s largest network of aged care providers were in Canberra yesterday, urging MPs and senators of all stripes to support the industry’s aged care reform agenda and in doing so, not to forget society’s most disadvantaged.
What is Facebook, after all? It’s a community. What is church, after all? It’s a community. For us, doing church on Facebook isn’t innovative. It’s intuitive.
Until the treatment of asylum seekers in transit countries such as Indonesia is enhanced, we Australians must expect that some of the world’s neediest refugees will engage people smugglers and come within reach of our authorities.
The sheer diversity of the gatherings makes the point that a great many people from nearly all walks of life are fed up with the system and with typical liberal attempts to reform it.