Anglican Bishop of Newcastle Proposes “Newcastle Way” on Marriage Question

The Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, Peter Stuart, has today issued a Pastoral Letter that seeks to chart a course forward for the diocese on the vexed question of marriage. In his letter, issued to leaders across the diocese, he draws attention to the current tensions in the Anglican Church of Australia over the debate, noting […]

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What the Hell, Australia?

Dear Australia, I love you but you really do need to grow up. So Izzy said something you didn’t like. People do that. When I was young and got upset by somebody saying something mean it wasn’t long before I heard the mantra “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt […]

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

More than 2 centuries ago we saw one of the very first social media campaigns. In a concerted effort, campaigners used a variety of methods of engagement to make their case. They recognised that those they wanted to appeal to simply weren’t engaged in the issue – the man and woman on the street had […]

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The Deep Thirst for Justice

The last few days have been huge. What was only leaked out in December is now known – Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in Australia and one of the most important in the world, has been convicted of a number of child sex offences, all centering around one incident in 1996 […]

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