Australian Newspaper Article by Jim Wallace / 6 Minute Video Link on Climate Change / E-News: Chaplaincy – High Court Challenge – 9 August0 Comments Published August 5th, 2011 in A Call To Action, Australia, Bible, Christian Church Issues, Family, Freedom of Religion, Multiculturalism, Politics, Prayer, Rise Up Australia
For your ongoing prayer and appropriate action, weâ€™re forwarded the following link to an insightful Australian newspaper article by Jim Wallace, managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby and former SAS commander, in addition to a very informativeÂ a short video link (6 min) on climate change, and a very important email from Salt Shakers regarding the High Court Challenge regarding Chaplaincy in schools starting 9 August.
Chaplaincy – High Court Challenge – 9 August
The High Court challenge regarding Chaplaincy in schools will be held next week – starting 9 August.
Please pray for the outcome of this case, which is being taken against the provision of federal funding of chaplaincy in schools by Queensland parent Ron Williams.
Scripture Union Queensland is one of the groups defending the case since they provide Chaplains in Queensland schools… the CEO is Tim Mander.
Please pray for wisdom, discernment and encouragement for SU Qld – and also for others defending the provision of Chaplaincy in schools (including the federal government and some of the states!)
Here is the latest message from SU Qld and Tim Mander…
The message is below – and is also online -Â click here.
Please sign the ‘Statement of Support’.
If you haven’t signed the ‘Statement of Support’ there is a link in the email (see below) to let you do that easily. They are also seeking donations to help fund their defence of the High Court Challenge -Â details
You can also forward it on to friends to encourage them to support this as well…
* Full details of the High Court Challenge:Â Save our Chaplains
* Read the SU Qld page on Chaplaincy -Â click here.
* Also News in the SU Qld Media Centre -Â click here.
The High Court Challenge hearing starts 9th August, and that morning I’ll be in Canberra telling the politicians how important chaplains are to school communities like yours.
This is the last time we’ll be able to make our case for school chaplaincy before the case begins on 9th of August. That’s why I’m asking you to help us double our support.
Here’s what you can do to help before 5pm, 8th August:
1.Â Forward this to a friend and help us reach our target of 50,000 signatures.
2. If you haven’t already,Â sign the Statement of Support at SaveOurChaplains.com.au
If the High Court Challenge is successful it could mean the cessation of federal funding for school chaplains… meaning many schools will lose their chaplains.
So please – tell your friends and familyÂ sign our online Statement of Support today.
Salt Shakers is a faith ministry, if you value and appreciate the service we provide, we ask that you help us continue to give that help by making a regular monthly contribution to this ministry. Click here to support us.
I look forward to returning from Canberra with good news to share – but only if we stand together at this crucial hour. Because our kids are worth it!
SU QLD, CEO
a: PO Box 6049, Wantirna, Victoria, 3152
p: (03) 9800 2855
m: 0413 084 145
Salt Shakers is a faith ministry, if you value and appreciate the service we provide, we ask that you help us continue to give that help by making a regular monthly contribution to this ministry.Â Click here to support us.