• ACL welcomes Bill Shorten to 2014 National Conference

    Lyle Shelton thanked Mr Shorten for praising ACL for its support for recognizing indigenous Australians in the constitution. Mr Shorten also commended ACL for organizing Solidarity Sunday on 2 November, a day where over 500 churches will unite in prayer and to raise awareness for persecuted Christians, suffering under the brutality...
  • Pick of the News – Friday 24 October 2014

    California forces churches to directly fund abortions – Encouraging young philanthropists - The surrogate mom who changed her mind - NSW Education Minister accused of insulting religious schools – GPs’ plan to assist Victoria’s 30,000 problem gamblers - Christian lobby: ‘double refugee intake’ & more...
  • We asked for your help… and then this happened!

    Post after post on the Hyatt Canberra’s Facebook page on Tuesday was filled with bitter bile and obscenity directed at ACL. Pearl clutching, haters, bigots, faeces, racist, and cult were just some of the vile insults urging the Hyatt to cancel our booking to hold our National Conference there this weekend....
  • Pick of the News – Thursday 23 October 2014

    Abortion ‘My babies are living proof abortion limit must change’ The Christian Institute A mother whose twins were born under the abortion limit says her boys are “living proof” that the law should change. Kelly Hough is the latest mother to speak out powerfully on the issue of abortion, and...
  • Pick of the News – Wednesday 22 October 2014

    Bioethics Adult stem cell treatments show promise The Christian Institute Scientists have offered hope to people who suffer from blindness and brittle bone disease, as a result of promising new techniques using adult stem cells. The progress affirms the greater effectiveness of adult stem cell research compared to controversial embryonic...
  • Pick of the News – Tuesday 21 October 2014

    Children & Family Apple and Facebook should not commodify pregnancy Mal Fletcher – On Line Opinion Apple and Facebook have announced plans to pay for their female employees to freeze their eggs. This, say the tech giants, will boost the performance of women in their employ. The companies seem to...
  • Savings should be used to resettle more refugees

    The multi-billion dollar savings from the wind-down of detention centres should now be channelled into doubling the refugee intake, Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton said today....
  • ACL to campaign against Vic Labor’s anti-religious freedom push

    The Australian Christian Lobby will campaign against a Victorian Labor policy to take away religious freedom from Christian schools and organisations. ACL’s Victorian Director Dan Flynn said Christian schools and organisations should have the same rights as political parties to select staff who share their ethos and values....
  • The growing threat to religious freedom

    Two cases in the USA demonstrate the growing conflict between anti-discrimination laws and the right to freely practice one’s faith. The “Houston Five” pastors have been ordered by the city to hand over sermons and other communications. An Idaho couple who have run a chapel and conducted weddings for 25...
  • Faith and politics and the National Prayer Breakfast

    Senator David Fawcett is the Treasurer of the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship whose annual National Prayer Breakfast is coming up next week. In this Political Spot interview the Senator talks about the Fellowship and about the importance of the Christian faith to him as a person and as a politician....


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