Network History

The Illawarra Pastors Network arose in a context of an increasing awareness of the need, and a desire, to see the Kingdom of God impacting the Illawarra Region in a more significant way. At the same time, there has been a greater awareness worldwide of the Church coming into the fullness of what God intended…

Founding Convenor

A FOUNDING CO-ORDINATOR OF THE NETWORK From the commencement of the Illawarra Pastors Network, and until December 2009,David Bartlett was Convenor. Until his retirement, David was available – to come along side the pastors of the area through personal contact, offering the possibility of a listening ear and a praying partneR (from someone not within…

Lawyers

Lawyers should never ask a Mississippi grandma a question if they aren’t prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know me?’ She responded, ‘Why, yes, I do know you, Mr.…

Australian News 10th April 2013

AUSTRALIAN NEWS 10th APRIL 2013 ATTEMPT TO DECRIMINALISE ABORTION IN TASMANIA A private member’s bill that proposes complete decriminalization of abortion in Tasmania has been condemned by critics as a draconian measure that would violate Tasmanians’ human rights. The bill also imposes severe penalties for conscience objection by health professionals and even public protest against…

ACL 27th June 2013

If you can’t view this email correctly, it can be viewed on the web here.           27 June 2013 US Supreme Court delivers two landmark marriage decisions Government undermines protections for religious freedom Federal slavery inquiry ignores Swedish legislative approach to combating human trafficking Tas benches anti-discrimination laws but looks set…

ACL 11th July 2013

If you can’t view this email correctly, it can be viewed on the web here.           11 July 2013 Christian Lobby congratulates SA Premier for “live odds” ban Father Brian Lucas on the Political Spot about Catholic Bishops election statement James Lawrence on the Political Spot about Pakistani minorities Qld Plan…

Israel News 22nd June 2013

AUSTRALIAN  PRAYER  NETWORK  NEWSLETTER FREE CARE FOR PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN ISRAEL ISRAEL SETS UP FIELD HOSPITAL FOR SYRIANS ANTI SEMITISM ON THE RISE IN EUROPE HAMAS CRACKS DOWN ON WESTERN LIFESTYLE   FREE CARE FOR PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN ISRAEL A top Israeli medical centre and a Christian organization that ministers to Palestinian refugees have launched…

Australian News 19th June 2013

AUSTRALIAN  PRAYER  NETWORK  NEWSLETTER SAME SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE HOTS UP AS RUDD CHANGES SIDES GAMING CRITICS URGE TOUGHER STANCE FROM PRIME MINISTER NEW SOUTH WALES PARLIAMENT VOTES DOWN ASSISTED SUICIDE BILL   SAME SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE HOTS UP AS RUDD CHANGES SIDES Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has shifted his position on same-sex marriage…

International News 17th June 2013

AUSTRALIAN  PRAYER  NETWORK  NEWSLETTER REPRESSION ESCALATES AS REBELS ADVANCE IN SUDAN POPE DELIGHTS 40,000 ITALIANS AS HE JOINS MARCH FOR LIFE CHILDREN HIRED AS ASSASSINS IN MEXICAN DRUG WAR NEW CRACKDOWN ON RUSSIAN CITIZENS DESCRIBED AS UNPRECEDENTED BANGLADESH BECOMES A WAR ZONE STUDY PROVES PRAYER IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS FEEDING HOMELESS PEOPLE IN UZBEKISTAN HOT ACCORDING TO…

Australian News 12th June 2013

AUSTRALIAN  PRAYER  NETWORK  NEWSLETTER The office of the Australian Prayer Network is currently closed to allow staff to take annual leave and will not re-open until Monday 17th June 2013.   This newsletter is an abridged version which has been pre-prepared by editorial staff prior to their departure.  Thank you for your understanding. 40 DAYS…