The LCA/NZ has made a submission to the Review of Freedom of Religion in Australia. The review was announced by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 22 November 2017 to examine whether Australian law adequately protects the right to freedom of religion.
Rev Dr Les Grope ‘modelled what a leader should be’ according to those who succeeded him as head of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA). Dr Grope is survived by his sons Andrew and Peter, their partners Bernadette and Anna, and one grandchild, Louis.
Pastor James Haak is the new Bishop of the LCA’s New South Wales District. Bishop Haak was installed by LCA Bishop John Henderson at Immanuel Lutheran Church Woden Valley, in the Australian Capital Territory on 21 January. Bishop Henderson, who preached on Jonah 3:1–5,10 for the installation, said the story of Jonah was a great… Read more
An LCA team working on issues relating to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse will study the commission’s recommendations and explore their implications for the church.