ACL 18th September 2014

  18 September 2014 I would like to invite you, and your church to consider joining with churches across Australia on November 2 for Solidarity Sunday. What we are witnessing in Iraq and Syria is pure evil. Extraordinary brutality demands an extraordinary response. Solidarity Sunday is an important and unique opportunity for churches to unite in prayer…

ACL 14th August 2014

  14 August 2014   Yesterday the government announced it would offer asylum to 4000 people from the crisis in Syria and Iraq. The places offered are within the current humanitarian intake. See our media release. You can still sign ACL’s petition to the Prime Minister Tony Abbott to increase the humanitarian intake refugees.acl.org.au. On the same…

ACL 21st August 2014

  21 August 2014 Today ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton gave evidence at the Recognition of Foreign Marriages for Same-Sex Couples inquiry in Melbourne. Thank you to the 40,000 people who signed a submission into the inquiry. Our combined voice makes a difference when we speak at these inquiries. Read Lyle’s opening address to the senators. In other…

ACL 28th August 2014

  28 August 2014   Yesterday the federal government announced it would continue the successful high school chaplaincy program by providing funding to state and territory government. However, both the ACT (and South Australia’s) demand that the program have secular counsellors is an overreach. Read our media release. Last week the Victorian government officially updated its…

ACL 31st July 2014

    31 July 2014   Today we lodged your submissions into the inquiry about recognising overseas same-sex marriages. Here’s a quick update from Lyle Shelton filmed at Parliament House. Today we launched a new campaign urging the Prime Minister to provide refuge for the persecuted church. Hundreds and thousands of Christians are being persecuted for their…

ACL 7th August 2014

  7 August 2014   Last weekend ACL’s Lyle Shelton addressed a rally in Melbourne for persecuted Christians in Iraq calling for Australia’s humanitarian intake to increase. Watch what he told the rally. There’s been a lot of media attention around Down syndrome baby Gammy. Lyle writes in his weekly column that not enough of us are willing…

ACL National Conference 2014

  I’m writing to invite you to join the ACL Team and I in Canberra for our National Conference from October 24-25. Our conference theme, Speak Up, is taken from Proverbs 31:8 which says: Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Whether it is persecuted religious…

ACL 17th July 2014

17 July 2014   ACL has been one of many voices speaking out about the degrading Wicked Campers Slogans. Whilst the apology overnight from the company is welcomed, the self-regulatory system of outdoor advertising is not working. Penalties need to be introduced to prevent re-offending. Read our media release. There has been a lot of media…

ACL 24th July 2014

24 July 2014   The Victorian Government has recently introduced a new rule banning students from gathering for bible studies or prayer groups in public schools. This is an attack on student freedom and must be reversed.  If you are in Victoria, please take a few moments to email your MP and the Minister for…

ACL 19th June 2014

  19 June 2014   Today’s High Court decision striking down the funding model for school chaplaincy is a disappointing day for the school communities across the nation which value the work of school chaplains. Read more. The ACL will continue to advocate for the program to ensure an appropriate funding model can be adopted by…