A range of events... conferences, National Day of Prayer, National Day of Thanksgiving etc...
Mostly we post events we have some association with or on issues we deal with ... otherwise this could be a very long list!
Feb 10 2013 - National Day of Prayer and Fasting
The National Day of Prayer and Fasting will be held in the great hall at Parliament House in Canberra.
If you can’t be in Canberra next Sunday, please pray for our nation in your churches and at home! The Day will be followed by 40 Days of Prayer for Life, linking with 40 Days for Life (see below).
Feb 13 - March 24 2013 - 40 Days for Life
Last year the co-founder of 40 Days for Life, David Bereit, toured Australia to talk about his work. The 40 Days for Life website says, “40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion.”
During ’40 Days for Life’, people pray outside abortion clinics on a roster basis – the organisers invite you to participate.
40 Days for Life is now held right across the USA and in eight other countries – see locations.
In Australia, you can participate in 40 Days for Life in:
Feb 2013 - Geert Wilders tours Australia
Last year the federal Immigration Minister was very slow in issuing a visa to Dutch MP Geert Wilders (read our report).
Q Society re-scheduled the speaking tour – Geert will be visiting Australia during February to speak about Islam and free speech. Geert knows all about this, since he was charged with 'inciting hatred' against Muslims and faced court in The Netherlands, eventually being acquitted.
Public meetings will be held in Melbourne (19 Feb), Perth (20 Feb) and Sydney (22 Feb).
May 2013 - World Congress of Families (Sydney)
This international conference will be held in Sydney from 15-18 May, 2013.
Website - click here.
Registration - click here for details.
For more details about the World Congress of Families - click here.
2013 - National Day of Thanksgiving - Sat 25 May
The National Day of Thanksgiving, to be held on Saturday 25 May, 2012 celebrates our thankfulness to God - as well as to people in our community.
The NDOT website says, "The National Day of Thanksgiving is a unique opportunity for Australians to celebrate and give thanks for our God-given heritage as a nation and to demonstrate the God given values of honour, respect, thankfulness and gratitude towards our fellow man that have made us the great nation we are."
As well as thanking those in our own communities, the NDOT leaders suggest we focus on two primary areas:
Click here for the NDOT website.
Sat 20 April 2013 - Life Dinner
The Life Dinner will be held on Saturday April 30, 2013.
The Life Dinner is organised by Life Coalition, a network of pro-life groups in Victoria. It was initially formed during the fight against Victoria's awful Abortion Law Reform Act (passed in 2008). The Coalition now meets monthly to discuss life and family issues and to develop strategies.
The Life Dinner has been held for the past few years - with between 400 and 600 people attending. This year the Life Dinner will be held at Moonlight Receptions in Nicholson St, North Fitzroy. (it's hard to get a venue that is large enough to accommodate all those who want to attend!)
Contact us if you'd like to join us at the Life Dinner.