Join the Grass Roots Uprising!
Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion are now the most important events in Australia's cultural history.
In creating this guide, we realise that some people will want quick action items while others will want to be better informed with a choice of responses. If you want the express option, please scroll down to Call to Action below.
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Coming up to speed:
Briefing on the Governments's plans for Freedom of Religion Legislation
By Prof. Patrick Parkinson, Freedom for Faith, 11 July 2019
Speech on Religious Freedoms in the Senate, 2 July 2019
By Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells - 9 min Video.
Submission to Parliament on the Protection of our Freedoms
By the Institute for a Civil Society (Mark Sneddon).
Archbishop Davies backs Israel Folau
News.com.au 25 June 2019.
Israel Folau, Defining Issue of our Times
By Alan Jones, The Australian, 3 May 2019.
Video on the Smear Campaign against Israel Folau
10 min video by Martyn Iles.
What the Bible teaches about Free Speech
By Professor Augusto Zimmerman
Law Reform Commissioner of WA
Professor of Law (adjunct), the University of Notre Dame Australia
Problems with a Religious Freedom Commissioner
Could be the wrong thing, argues Professor Augusto Zimmerman
Call to Action:
Seven (7) ways to help protect our freedoms:
- helping our communities to be well informed in their prayers
- helping our people engage with Religious and Political intersections
- communicating in conversations and social media
- getting signatures on the Freedom of Religion petition (below)
- writing to and visiting your local Member of Parliament
- supporting advocacy groups such as ACL, AFA and Family Voice
- being an influencer for the good by being a member of a political party.
Seven (7) tools to help get the job done...
Please click on the following links to download:
1. The Issues with Religious Freedom
Overview by Dr Con Kafataris, 25 June 2019.
2. Religious Freedom contents to raise with your MP
Key points for your letter or conversation.
3. Sample Letter to your MP
You can adapt this sample letter to send to your Local Federal Member and State/Territory Senators. There is a Word version of this file in the Dropbox link below.
4. How to contact Senators and Members of Federal Parliament
Parliament House web site page on contacting Federal members.
5. Petition by Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
Please distribute this petition to your local church, friends and colleagues.
6. Flyer introducing the Senate Petition
The what, who, why and how of the petition.
7. Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells Speech on Religious Freedom
Presented in the Senate on Tuesday 2 July 2019.
Click here to email your MP using the Family Voice automated system, but remember a snail mail letter or personal visit caries more weight than a hundred automated emails.
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Other Events Coming Up
Judeo/Christian Festival of Tabernacles, Melbourne
The Festivals of Israel define God's timeline from Exodus to Revelation. Are you aware that the Festivals of Passover, Tabernacles and Pentecost take up nearly half of the Gospel of John and define the narrative of Acts?
Come and join the festival of Tabernacles from a Judeo/Christian perspective:
Saturday 19 October, 1600 to 2100 hours
Bring a share plate and soft drink for dinner
Venue: Thornbury Community Church
16 Martin St, Thornbury, Vic 3071
This is an open non-denominational function.
Click here to download flyer.