Australian Christian Lobby




16 October 2014



We’re sending you this email with a heavy heart… and also great hope.

Lyle’s blog will tell you all about why 5 Texas pastors had their sermons subpoenaed in what is nothing short of an attack on religious freedom.

Make sure you read it to get all the details and then pray for these pastors.

Please also pray for their legal team at Alliance Defending Freedom.

ADF do some really impressive work.

We’re really looking forward also to hearing ADF Senior Legal Counsel Roger Kiska speak at our national conference next week.

Religious freedom is one of our most basic liberties.

We must always be prepared to defend it.  Don’t forget that with God, all things are possible!

That’s the source of our great hope.

God bless

The ACL Team

PS. Don’t forget to register for ACL’s National Conference and your chance to hear ADF’s Roger Kiska



Why 5 Texas pastors had their sermons subpoenaed

By Lyle Shelton

This week in Houston Texas, the city council issued subpoenas demanding five pastors hand over their sermon notes on the topics of “equal rights, civil rights, homosexuality, or gender identity”.

Read why

Why it is a challenge to provide aid to the persecuted

By Daniel Simon

Norm from Open Doors talks about the challenges faced by aid agencies trying to deliver relief to persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria.

Listen to the interview

Developing leaders in public policy

If you are a postgraduate Christian and considering a career in public policy, law, media or politics, then the Lachlan Macquarie Internship will provide you the intellectual foundation, essential networks, and formative vision required to effectively engage faith and culture.

The course is a 3-month intensive, living in academic community with a range of top lecturers and dinners with prominent Australians.  Scholarships are provided for all successful applicants, and positions are now open for the Autumn 2015 intake.

Apply today


Over 400 churches registered for Solidarity Sunday

2 November 2014

This day will be an important and unique opportunity for Christians to unite in prayer, raise awareness and rejoice in hope as we consider our persecuted brothers and sisters overseas.

Make sure your church doesn’t miss out on being a part of this important day.

Which state Liberal Party just voted to preserve marriage?

This week saw an important development in the battle to preserve marriage.

Read the media release for all the details.


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How March for the Babies celebrates unborn life

By Dan Flynn

Several thousand Victorians took to the streets in the 6th Annual March for The Babies on 11 October 2014. The March is held to mourn the loss of life through abortion and to express support for women who may have had an abortion or who may be contemplating one.

Read more

What’s wrong with commercial surrogacy?

By Daniel Simon

There are growing calls for an inquiry into international commercial surrogacy following another tragic case involving Indian twins with one twin being unwanted and left behind.

Listen to the interview

For the diary – a selection of upcoming events

18 October – Conference, COSEK, SA (ACL’s Jim Wallace speaking)

24-25 October – ACL National Conference, ACT

26-27 October – National Leader’s Prayer Breakfast, ACT

27 October – Theology @ the Pub, State Election Special, VIC

31 October – Conference, Freedom of Religion, QLD

2 November – Solidarity Sunday, All states 

14-16 November – Conference, Caring for the garden in a fallen world, NSW