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The Passion of Christ and the Plight of our Undocumented Neighbours

Noel Castellanos

At the core of why Evangelicals have made such a dramatic change of heart is the reading of Scripture. While it is impossible to ignore that there are 92 references in Scripture where the word, 'ger' is used, speaking about the stranger in our land and our treatment of these individuals, it is not one single verse but the entire revelation of Scripture that points us towards our responsibility to love the most vulnerable people in our society.

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God Give You Strength

Hannah Carmichael

Sometimes I’d be caught in a sea of hands, tapping me on the shoulder or tugging on my arm, asking for my attention while I try to answer someone’s question about when they might possibly be seen, or whether we can provide more assistance, or would I please tell the manager about their seven children, and husband in prison in Syria?

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Prayer as a Weapon: Clasped Hands as Nonviolent Uprising

Matthew Anslow

On 21 March a group of nine Christians, myself included, held a peaceful prayer vigil in the office of Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison. We were praying about and protesting the inhumane asylum seeker policies of the Australian government. Five of the group were eventually arrested for trespassing, though the charges were later dismissed in court. A similar vigil has subsequently been held in Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's office.

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Romans 13 and Civil Disobedience

Matthew Anslow

In response to our actions some Christians have expressed disagreement with our methods, often citing Romans 13:1–7 as rationale for doing so. A “plain reading” of this passage, which counsels readers to “submit to the governing authorities,” seems to yield a clear and straightforward command that implies the prohibition of civil disobedience.

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Five Different Events in One Week - Here's The Review.

Surrender Australia

Over the course of one week we ran five different events all over the country! We had Truth Labs in Mornington & Bendigo, a training day in Melbourne's CBD and even managed to make it over to South Australia for our Making Things Right Conference with our friends from Radelaide! Here's how it all went! 

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Surrender Adelaide:15 - Wrap Up

Mark Riessen

What made Surrender such a huge success this year in Adelaide was not necessarily the presenters or the amount of people who showed up, but the fact that Surrender has stimulated a movement throughout South Australia and we have many more conversations and activity to look forward to in the coming months.

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Donuts & Climate Change

Mick Pope

While people need to be hooked up to the grid, we can’t ignore the fact that climate change is happening. The need for development is often used as an excuse for rich countries like ours to continue to export coal, with all of its attendant implications for climate change, pollution, ocean acidification, loss of farming land domestically, and so on.

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Loving Your Neighbour In a Warming World

Mick Pope

If you’ve ever attended a Surrender conference, chances are you have a thing about justice, an itch or even an all-consuming passion to see the world put right. In the Old Testament, the ideas of justice and righteousness mean right judgment and right living. Justice can refer to rights of the poor (Isaiah 10:2). In Jeremiah 9:24 we read that God delights in these things.

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