August 2018 Newsletter - Upcoming Events
NATIONWIDE - Australian Family Association (AFA) presents:
Dr Quentin Van Meter
Paediatric endocrinologist, USA speaking on ‘The Transgender Movement:
Its Origins & How Social Theory isTrumping Science’.
*PLUS BOOK LAUNCH
Patrick Byrne's 'Transgender: The Implications for Law, Man & Woman, Schools, Sport, Politics & Democracy'
Thursday 16 August, Brisbane
Friday 17 August, Perth
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) Update on Religious Freedom
Thursday 16 August, 2018 at 7:30pm, PASADENA
You are invited to hear Martyn Iles speak on the issue of Religious Freedom and the Ruddock Inquiry.
VICTORIA - Drug Advisory Council of Australia (DACA)
Public Drug Forum
21 August, 2018 at 7.30pm, ORMOND
DACA (Drug and Alcohol Council of Australia) is hosting another public drug forum. It'll tackle the push for legalisation of illicit drugs, but also unpack the end game behind the drive (hint-- marijuana legalisation is just the beginning), the evidence so far, understanding why the supposed 'war on drugs' hasn't failed and much more.
Please come along (invite others) and support this important work.
NATIONWIDE - Australian Prayer Network presents:
WATCHMAN SCHOOL OF INTERCESSION - foundational level
August to November 2018, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia
This course is available for churches, other Christian ministries and established prayer groups/networks across Australia for the purpose of training up Christians to pray for our nation and the nations of the world.
NATIONWIDE - Stan Goodenough Tour
August & September 2018
Stan has been instrumental over the years in encouraging local pro Israel organisations to present Petitions to our Federal Government requesting them not to unilaterally declare a Palestinian State, as some nations have done, but rather leave the parties to negotiate terms themselves. A petition was also lodged last year with 8350 signatures on it encouraging our Government to move our Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - the Capital of Israel.
VICTORIA - Stan Goodenough Tour *Special Invitation*
Central Shule Chabad, Shabbat Service
24 August 2018, 6pm
Contact Steven Green: email@example.com
Chabad Shule warmly invites you to this Shabbat Service which will be followed by refreshments (falafels & other Israeli delicacies). This is a great opportunity to show our support and solidarity with the Jewish Community in Melbourne.
VICTORIA - Australian Care Alliance invites you to Film Screening
‘FATAL FLAWS - Legalizing Assisted Death’
Tuesday 28 August, 2018 at 7:00pm | $35 includes wine and cheese | BALWYN
Are laws allowing euthanasia and assisted suicide leading society down a dangerous path?
VICTORIA - Kingdom Investors
Thursday 30 August 2018, at 6.30pm, CREMORNE
Join us for a great night of free food, networking and inspirational marketplace teaching! Our keynote speaker will be the Founder of Kingdom Investors, Dave Hodgson, CEO of Paladin Corporation which has ownership of 31 companies bordering on a value of 1 billion dollars. This affluence has come as a result of the Biblical principles he has applied over the past 17 years. You do not need to be a business person to attend this event, as these principles apply in every sphere of life! Please invite your friends, spouses, and partners. We would love to see you there!
If you are coming please register at no cost through this link so that we can cater for you.
ALL ARE WELCOME and IT IS ENTIRELY FREE!
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) State Conference
Saturday 1 September, 2018 at 8:30am - 3pm, PERTH
Martyn Iles, ACL's Managing Director
Pastor Margaret Court, Victory Life Centre,
Dr Elisabeth Taylor, ACL's Director of Research
Pastor Mark Varughese, Kingdomcity
Rev Peter Abetz, ACL's WA Director
The Hon Nick Goiran, MLC
VICTORIA - City Changers’ Dialogue with Alan Platt
Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 from 6:30 - 9:30pm, RINGWOOD
This promises to be an amazing experience, celebrating what God is doing through His Church regarding engagement in the lostness,pain and brokenness of our communities. It will be a time, rich with discussion about the principles, values and strategy behind a practical city transformation model.
Karel Botha + 61 426 413 397
Marinda Botha + 61 451 482 972
QUEENSLAND - Homecoming
Indigenous & South Pacific Gathering
11-13 September 2018, CAIRNS
The Homecoming Leaders’ Gathering is a time for Christian leaders to seek God’s face together for our nation and for the church. The scripture that best describes this gathering is found in Genesis 49:10, “Unto him shall the gathering of the people be”.
This will be a time dedicated to come together in worship, intercession, hearing and sharing of God’s divine purposes, among us, for our nation and beyond.
If you’d like to find out more about what Homecoming does and who it is connected with have a look at the Watchmen for the Nations website. You can also contact Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about Homecoming.
VICTORIA - Awakening
Friday 16 - Sunday 18 November, 2018
(Marvel) Etihad Stadium, DOCKLANDS
There is a Jesus Awakening in Australia that cannot be stopped! Join us and let’s believe together that in this hour our nation will turn back to God. The Awakening Australia will begin late 2018 in Melbourne and go beyond as God continues to use many people across the country. Awakening Australia is a ministry of Awakening Europe, Germany and is solely dedicated to the preaching of the gospel and proclaiming life in Jesus throughout the world.
With Phil Pringle/Darlene & Mark Zschech/Daniel Kolenda/Shane Baxter/Peter McHugh/Margaret Court/Tim Hall/Katherine Ruonala.
Or book through Facebook Event:
VICTORIA - Young Men’s Christian Leaders' Camp
12-24 January 2019, PHILLIP ISLAND
Young Christians looking for a future in academia, corporate/political leadership and other areas of influence will come under ever increasing pressure to choose between their faith convictions and and their career aspirations.
This camp has been designed for Christian males from year eleven through to early university who have a passion to live out their faith in a leadership role.
The first week will involve four wheel driving, hiking, camping, fishing, surf lessons, snorkelling, kayaking and loads more while staying at the Phillip Island Adventure Resort.
The twelve days will be full of fun activities, and an impressive line-up of inspirational speakers will share with a Bible focus based in traditional conservative theology to suit both Protestant and Catholic youth.
NATIONWIDE - Graham Tour February, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
9–24 February, 2019 Graham Tour 2018.
TWO GENERATIONS, ONE GOSPEL MESSAGE - Franklin Graham is honouring the 60th anniversary of his father’s historic outreach by holding his own evangelistic events across Australia to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Here’s how you can get involved:
SPREAD THE WORD Use our free downloads to get the word out.
BE A POWERFUL WITNESS Attend a Christian Life and Witness Course.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER Become an event or promotional volunteer.
REGISTER YOUR CHURCH Join us in reaching your entire community.
Western Australia, Perth 9 February Perth Arena
Northern Territory, Darwin 13 February Darwin Convention Centre
Victoria, Melbourne 16 February Hisense Arena
QLD, Brisbane 18 February RiverStage
South Australia, Adelaide 20 February Titanium Security Arena
NSW, Sydney 23 February International Convention Centre
NSW, Sydney 24 February International Convention Centre
Places to go, petitions to sign, books & journals to read...
Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) invites you to sign the following petition:
Parents have a right to decide what is best for their children. They have a right to object to their kids being taught their gender is fluid and not based on biology. [T]hey have a right to affirm their child’s biological sex. We urge you to reject the proposed changes to your national platform that would seek to criminalise parents for wanting to affirm their child’s biological sex.
Bernard Gaynor invites you to sign the following petition:
Thank you to the more than 5,000 Australians who have signed the petition calling on the NSW Attorney General to hold the Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB) to account.
The ADB is 'Thought Police' central. Because of it: Sonia Kruger is facing a tribunal today for her comments expressing concern about Islamic immigration; a brain-damaged man from Newcastle is facing jail after years of complaints from a single homosexual activist; And I must return to court to fight more complaints from the same activist, despite a High Court ruling in April unanimously upholding a Court of Appeal decision that the ADB had no power to refer any of these complaints against me to the tribunal.
The petition is working! Please sign if you haven’t already.
BOOK ‘How Political Correctness is Destroying Australia’, Dr Kevin Donnelly
A powerful, thoughtful response to the threat posed by the cultural-left to Western civilisation. This book explores the rise of political correctness in Australia including: the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism; Safe Schools, same-sex marriage and the LGBTQI sexuality and gender agenda; what it means to be Australian, and much more.
Dr Kevin Donnelly AM is a staunch defender of the strengths and benefits of Western civilisation and our Judeo-Christian heritage and is one of Australia’s leading conservative commentators and authors. Opinion pieces have been published in all of Australia’s mainstream print and digital media, including: the Australian, the Herald Sun, the Daily Telegraph, the Courier Mail, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and Newsweekly. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University and Director of the Education Standards Institute.
News Weekly is a fortnightly publication which has been published continuously by the National Civic Council since 1941, and was originally called Freedom. The National Civic Council (NCC) is an organisation which seeks to shape public policy on cultural, family, social, political, economic and international issues of concern to Australia, and is associated with The Australian Family Association (AFA) which features significantly in Christian Federation’s 7-Step Action Plan.
Five Primacies of the NCC:
- Promoting the national interest
- Assisting small enterprise
- Supporting the family
- Fostering the tested values derived from our Judeo-Christian heritage
- Defending life
For an example of the online magazine the following cover pages with articles titled The Strange Case of the Vanishing Safe Schools Resources and Doctor-Patient Privilege Dies with My Health Record. Both these cover pages have an active link for you to subscribe at the bargain price of $5.45 per month: