The Australian government will soon release the report of the recent Religious Freedom Review, along with its initial response. In late 2017, following the national debate on ‘same sex marriage’, the Turnbull government commissioned Philip Ruddock and an expert panel to conduct the Review to investigate its implications for religious freedom. The government selected the… Read more
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.
Today, Thursday 7 December 2017, the Australian House of Representatives passed unamended the Marriage Amendment (Definitions and Religious Freedoms) Bill, which the Senate passed just over a week ago. The Governor-General will soon ratify the law and marriage between ‘two people’ will then become legal in the Commonwealth of Australia. This significant change will create… Read more
LCA Bishop John Henderson has joined hundreds of religious leaders from around the world in adding their names to an interfaith statement urging the world’s political leaders to take swift and just action on climate change. Bishop Henderson signed the statement last month on behalf of the district bishops and the LCA. The statement was… Read more
News of the US presidential elections has overshadowed the fact that world leaders are meeting once again to discuss action on climate change. This year the conference is in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7-18 November. The Marrakech conference follows a landmark conference last year in Paris, France, where national leaders signed an agreement committing them to… Read more
Once again the world has been shaken by a hideous terror attack. Lutherans in Australia and New Zealand, together with people of faith everywhere, unite in expressing our deep sympathy to the people of France, and in particular to those whose loved ones have been murdered or injured. We pray also for those who witnessed… Read more