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Australia: church statements – home and away

As Australian churches entered the New Year, the attention of the church media was devoted to several pressing issues of debate, both domestic and international.

Peter Riddell, Vice Principal (Academic) at the Melbourne School of Theology and Senior Fellow of Kairos Journal.

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Parliament House – Australia | photo: iStock

The push in Australia for the somewhat euphemistically named ‘same-sex marriage’ has been increasing in momentum in recent times. Opposition is coming from various quarters, including the different Australian churches, in partnership with other faith communities.