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Bishop steps into election campaign with challenge to anti-gang rhetoric

Bishop Philip Huggins has challenged the Victoria Liberal Party, saying its election rhetoric risks negatively stereotyping young people.

16 July 2018

Bishop speaks out after first Good Friday AFL match announced

An Australian bishop has spoken out after it was announced that the Australian Football League will next year stage its first match to be played on Good Friday.

26 October 2016

Australian churches say "let us help" on migrant crisis

An ecumenical body has said that Australia’s faith communities should be allowed to settle and care for asylum seekers being held in offshore detention centres.

25 October 2016

Anglicans offer prayer-space for arson-hit Muslims

The Bishop of Melbourne has stepped in to offer prayer space to Muslims from Geelong, Victoria, whose mosque was destroyed in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday). The fire, in a former church building, is the fifth suspicious fire to hit places of worship in Geelong in recent months.

18 May 2016

Australian Anglicans seek end to detention for child refugees

The Anglican Church of Australia is calling for an end to children being kept in refugee detention centres by Christmas. In a statement, the chair of the Province’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Working Group, Bishop Philip Huggins, urged Christians to “tap into the goodwill in our community, especially as Christmas approaches” by sponsoring child refugees.

04 December 2015

Australian Bishop calls for gun amnesty

The Bishop of the North West Region in the Diocese of Melbourne has called on the Australian government to introduce a gun amnesty amid “heightened fears of terrorist attacks and vastly increased gun crime in Australia.” He made his call as the Metropolitan Police in London announced a two-week gun amnesty in Britain’s capital would begin on Monday.

20 November 2015

Melbourne Anglicans join interfaith peace march

Christians, Jews and Muslims will take part in an interfaith walk for peace in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday afternoon to “celebrate and cement their unity.”

07 October 2015