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India churches denounce Hindu leader’s killing, but fear reprisals

Bangalore, India 26 August (ENI) Christian groups in India have condemned the killing of a prominent Hindu leader, and called on government security forces to protect them from reprisal attacks in eastern Orissa state, where inter-communal violence has flared in recent times. Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati, the most senior leader of an extreme Hindu nationalist group in Orissa, was shot and ...

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First Adventist woman commissioned to serve as US Navy chaplain

ENI-08-0643 Berrien Springs, Michigan, 11 August (ENI) Adrienne Townsend has been officially sworn in as the first Seventh-day Adventist woman to serve as an active duty chaplain in the United States Navy, 35 years after the first female became a chaplain in the U.S. forces. Lieutenant Junior Grade Townsend said her four years as associate dean of women at Adventist-owned ...

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Rank the top ten hymns competition

THANKS TO all those who entered the Top Ten Hymns competition. This competition is now closed. For your interest, here are hymns in order starting with the most popular hymn. How great thou art Dear Lord and Father of mankind – Tune: Repton The day thou gavest – Tune: St. Clement Be thou my vision – Tune: Slane Love divine, ...

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Blue Care sets the benchmark for wages

Blue Care announced on 4 August 2008 it will raise wages for nursing staff by 18 per cent over the next three years. The increase is part of the latest Blue Care Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) covering Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Assistant Nurses, and has been a welcomed by the QNU. Blue Care and the ...

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$2.6 million for new supported employment places for people with disability

$2.6 million to fund 278 new supported employment places for people with a disability, was announced by Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services, Bill Shorten, on 5 August 2008. Mr Shorten said the new places would provide job opportunities for people with disability across Australia in a variety of businesses. "These new supported employment places will target regions where ...

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Religious leaders call for action on climate change

In an historic move, a group of Australia’s religious leaders have banded together and signed an open letter to the Federal Government, calling for immediate and decisive action on climate change. Signed by 39 leaders from various faith groups and organisations, the letter draws specific attention to the communities across the globe facing devastation through climate change, including the small ...

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Church team outlines problems people face in West Papua

ENI-08-0632  (c) Ecumenical News International A leader of the Communion of Churches in Indonesia has challenged the World Council of Churches to embark on "19th century-type" missionary work in West Papua, and has heard details of the living conditions of people there, who despite their resource-rich province remain the poorest in Indonesia. "We appreciate your ecumenical solidarity and advocacy but ...

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Financial counsellors face funding hurdle

www.abc.net.auPosted Thu Aug 7, 2008 9:26am AEST Financial counsellors say they are turning people in financial strife away because counsellors are underfunded by the Victorian Government. The Federal Government doubled its funding to financial counsellors in this year’s Budget. However, Garry Rothman from Broadmeadows Uniting Care says most of the funding for Victorian financial counsellors comes from the State Government. ...

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Football’s divine call

First printed at afl.com.au Alistair Macrae finds the line between football and theology DREAMS don’t die easily. If football is your passion, the accumulation of years doesn’t seem relevant. Alistair Macrae recently pulled on the boots for Rushworth reserves in the Kyabram District Football League. It was a one-off; the father of his daughter’s boyfriend is a club stalwart and ...

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AIDS leaders plead with religions not to shun HIV positive people

Ecumenical News InternationalENI-08-0620 Mexico City, 1 August (ENI) Medical experts from around the world have pleaded at the international Faith in Action Now inter-religious AIDS conference for greater sensitivity among faith-based groups on the relationship between the religions and HIV. The conference is being attended by more than 600 church leaders from throughout the world, in advance of the International ...

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