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5 September 2013

In this issue:

ACL’s Make it Count 2013 Election Panel webcast now available online

The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader’s pre-recorded video message to Christians

Fifteen minute radio special of Make it Count 2013 on the Political Spot

ACL and Christians respond to the Prime Minister’s comments about gay marriage

Candidates address voters in ‘Meet Your Candidate’ forums in Qld & Vic

Pope Francis announces day of prayer and fasting for Syria

In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary

For the diary – a selection of upcoming events

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The attempt to publicly humiliate Pastor Matt Prater by the Prime Minister on Q&A on Monday night was a low point of this election campaign.

I was asked to comment on this by several media outlets and we’ve linked to these in today’s E-news.

But Monday night was a high point for ACL with more than 300 churches logging into the Make it Count 2013 election panel webcast.

Thanks to everyone who took part in this event, we hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful as you prepare to vote.

For those who missed out, it is worth sitting down for an hour and watching it on the ipad, iphone or computer before Saturday.

We are very grateful for our panellists who gave so freely of their time and provided such insightful commentary.

SBS World News Australia put together a great three-minute snapshot of the event.

The ACL team did a great job in putting this on, particularly as the election was called much sooner than expected. If you haven’t already, please spend a few moments at www.Australiavotes.org.au for the parties’ responses to 22 questions we put to them. I’m sure this will help inform your vote.

Thanks for all your support of ACL and our election initiatives. We’ll try and slow the flow of e-mails now the campaign is over.

God bless

Lyle

 

ACL’s Make it Count 2013 Election Panel webcast now available online

ACL’s premier election event, the Make it Count 2013 Election Panel webcast, is now available for you to watch online.

Click here

The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader’s pre-recorded video message to Christians

At the Make it Count 2013 Election Panel webcast the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott gave a 3 minute address to the Christian constituency.

Click here

Fifteen minute radio special of Make it Count 2013 on the Political Spot

In this week’s edition of the Political Spot we do a 15 minute special on the Make it Count 2013 Election Panel.

Read more plus audio link

ACL and Christians respond to the Prime Minister’s comments about gay marriage

ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton feature on ABC TV News last night on the Prime Minister’s comments on gay marriage following his appearance on the ABC1′s Q and A on Monday night.

Read more

Candidates address voters in ‘Meet Your Candidate’ forums in Qld & Vic

This week, the ACL conducted ‘Meet Your Candidate’ forums (MYCF) in the electorates of Lilley and Longman in Queensland, and the Victorian electorates of Casey and La Trobe. These are designed to give voters the opportunity to meet and question candidates in their electorate about issues of most concern to them, and to gain a greater understanding of their values and priorities. Click the links below for information on these events.

MYCF Electorate of Lilley, Qld

MYCF in Electorate of Longman, Qld

MYCF Electorate of Casey, Vic

MYCF Electorate of La Trobe, Vic

Pope Francis announces day of prayer and fasting for Syria

Last Sunday, Pope Francis announced this Saturday 7th September a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria.

Read more

In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary

In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as marriage, and its Make it Count 2013 Election Panel webcast which was held on Monday 2nd September.

Read more

For the diary – a selection of upcoming events

17-19 September – Lectures: The Work of Theology: Thinking, writing and acting politically, Sydney

26-29 September – Conference: Ignite, Brisbane

11 October – Abortion Symposium: Ideology and Informed Consent, Melbourne

12 October – March for the Babies, Melbourne

31 October – Public talk, Q & A: Would we be better off without Christianity?, Hobart

13 November – Breakfast: Tasmanian Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, Hobart